4 bargain free agents Packers should target to fix biggest needs

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Blake Cashman, LB

Linebacker becomes an area of need with the Packers switching to a 4-3 defense. While teams are primarily in nickel defense, Green Bay will need three starting linebackers when in base. Quay Walker and Isaiah McDuffie can start, but De'Vondre Campbell is likely gone this offseason.

Blake Cashman is coming off a career year with the Houston Texans. He made 106 tackles, two sacks, five QB hits, five pass defenses, and an interception.

Cashman fits perfectly in Hafley's aggressive defense—he is a talented blitzer and has five sacks over the past two seasons. The Packers prioritize athleticism, and Cashman checks that box. He earned a Relative Athletic Score of 9.55 out of 10 before he was drafted in 2020.

The 27-year-old only played 14 games in his first three seasons due to various injuries but has missed only four games over the past two years.

Cashman would add much-needed depth at the linebacker position. He is a capable starter and could compete with McDuffie for snaps, with both starting alongside Walker when the Packers are in base defense. The Packers should consider their options at linebacker in free agency. Signing Cashman would be an affordable move and upgrade an area of need.

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