3 great free agents Packers could've signed but didn't

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The Green Bay Packers can't be disappointed with the first wave of free agency. They landed their top two targets, Xavier McKinney and Josh Jacobs, successfully upgrading areas of need.

The Packers still have more than enough cap space to make additional moves, but are they too late? Green Bay needs another starting safety to pair with McKinney, and it won't be easy to find one in a draft class that lacks depth at the position.

Several ideal free agency targets have signed with other teams. The Packers may have missed an opportunity.

Brian Gutekunst deserves credit for the two blockbuster moves he made at the start of the new league year, but he may regret not signing one of these free agents.

Free agents the Packers may regret not signing

3. S Kamren Curl

Kamren Curl would've been a perfect complement to McKinney. He signed a reasonable two-year deal worth up to $12.75 million with the Los Angeles Rams, which the Packers could've comfortably afforded.

Curl is a reliable starter who could've played predominantly in the box. He rarely misses tackles—according to Pro Football Reference, Curl had a missed-tackle percentage of 7.3 last season and 4.6 and 5.7 the two years before.

While he only has three career interceptions—all in his rookie season—Curl is always in the right place and makes plays. The Packers could've ensured they entered 2024 with two quality starters who would complement each other well.

2. CB Kendall Fuller

Cornerback is another area the Packers must prioritize in the draft. Kendall Fuller has the versatility that would've made him a dream signing for Jeff Hafley's defense. He would've competed for a job on the outside but could also replace Keisean Nixon as the starting slot corner.

In the past two seasons, Fuller made 22 pass defenses and five interceptions, including two pick-sixes. He signed a two-year deal with the Miami Dolphins worth $16.5 million. That's a bargain for the value Fuller can add to the secondary.

1. S Jordan Fuller

The biggest missed opportunity is not signing a safety who has already played under Hafley. Jordan Fuller signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers worth up to $5.25 million, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Packers should've made a similar offer.

According to Pro Football Reference, Fuller only missed six percent of tackles last season. He had eight pass defenses and three interceptions. Whether lined up deep or in the box, Fuller would've given the Packers another quality starter who Hafley could move around the secondary.

McKinney and Fuller were the top two free-agent safeties available to the Packers. They could've signed both of them.

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