3 moves Packers should make ahead of Week 2 matchup vs. Falcons

What do the Packers need to do entering Week 2?
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1. Packers need to extend Rashan Gary

What are the Packers waiting for? Rashan Gary reminded everyone that he is one of the league's best pass rushers, with a dominant performance in Chicago last week. Gary is in the final year of his contract, and the Packers need to sign him long-term and as soon as possible.

The longer they wait, the harder it will become. Gary's price is going up by the week.

San Francisco 49ers star pass rusher Nick Bosa reset the market last week, earning a five-year deal worth $170 million.

Green Bay lost star wide receiver Davante Adams because he felt disrespected by the contract he was offered. The Packers don't want history to repeat itself with Gary, who deserves to become one of the top earners at his position in the NFL. If the Packers don't pay him, another team gladly will next spring.

The Packers limited Gary's playing time in Week 1, as he was returning from a significant injury. But he dominated when he did play, making five pressures on only 10 snaps, per Pro Football Focus.

Gary picked up where he left off last season. He could have a huge year, and the Packers must ensure his future is in Green Bay. The team needs to work out a long-term deal with Gary as soon as possible. He could have another dominant performance in Week 2.

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