4 bargain free agents Packers should target to fix biggest needs

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The Green Bay Packers barely used free agency a year ago due to limited cap space. They had to take on a dead cap hit of over $40 million after the Aaron Rodgers trade. General manager Brian Gutekunst hinted that the Packers will be more active this offseason, noting that they are "trying to win a championship."

That said, the Packers are unlikely to be big spenders. Dreams of signing an All-Pro like Antoine Winfield Jr. almost certainly won't become reality. While Green Bay may be willing to attack positions of need in free agency, they will have to take a cautious approach.

Gutekunst has fixed issues by signing bargain free agents in the past. De'Vondre Campbell signed a one-year, team-friendly deal and became a first-team All-Pro. The Packers signed Rasul Douglas off the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad and traded him for a third-round pick two years later.

Green Bay will have opportunities to upgrade the roster with affordable free agents. Here are four names to watch.

Zack Moss, RB

The Packers had reported interest in trading for Jonathan Taylor earlier this season. They could turn their attention to another Indianapolis Colts running back in free agency.

Running back could become an area of need if AJ Dillon leaves in free agency. The Packers may prefer to draft Dillon's replacement, but Zack Moss would be an affordable option. Moss is coming off the best season of his career, rushing for 794 yards and five touchdowns in Indianapolis.

Moss can complement Aaron Jones in the backfield and offers plenty as a receiver. He caught two touchdown passes in 2023. Moss is only 26 years old with 484 career rushing attempts to his name, so he can contribute in Green Bay for several years.

If the Packers can sign Moss to a two-year deal worth around $4 million per year, it would be a low-risk move to help the offense.