Packers grades for biggest free agency moves including Josh Jacobs signing

The Green Bay Packers made some unexpected splashes in the first wave of NFL free agency.

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6. Releasing De'Vondre Campbell

The Green Bay Packers recently made De'Vondre Campbell a salary cap casualty with a post-June 1 designation. That means that after June 1, the Packers will add even more cap space ($10.57 million) and should free themselves up to get that extension done with Jordan Love during the NFL's dead time.

Campbell had an incredible start to his Packers career, earning a big-money contract with the team, and rightfully so. But it's become clear over the last couple of years that the Packers needed to reload at the linebacker position and Campbell just wasn't cutting it anymore.

To be honest, I wasn't sure the Packers were going to do this one just based on the dead money (almost $12 million), but they did the right thing.

Grade: A

7. Re-signing AJ Dillon

You've got to love the fluidity of NFL free agency. Just when it seems like a player is completely gone, a team like the Packers finds a way to pull off the unthinkable.

Okay, it's not that dramatic, but the Packers did find a unique way to bring AJ Dillon back into the fold that you really never see in the NFL. And ultimately, this buys Dillon another year to hit free agency where he might have a better market, and a chance to bounce back after somewhat of a down year a season ago.

In tandem with Josh Jacobs, the Packers have two athletic, physical backs, and this move gives them ultimate NFL Draft flexibility as well.

Grade: B+

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