1 realistic free agent target at every position of need for the Packers

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The Green Bay Packers are making moves to clear cap space, giving them additional flexibility ahead of free agency.

While the Packers enter the 2024 NFL Draft with a projected 11 picks, they can't expect to address every area of need in April. They must also use free agency to ease the pressure on draft day and ensure they don't reach for prospects in the early rounds.

The Packers rarely spend big money on one of the top free-agent names. It's not their style. But general manager Brian Gutekunst has shown a willingness to add veterans in free agency, and he hinted that the Packers will be more active this offseason.

Green Bay has needs at safety, cornerback, linebacker, running back, and guard. Which free agents are realistic targets?

Running back: Zack Moss

Running back is an area the Packers can wait until the draft. They're unlikely to spend top money on a free agent, even if they don't bring back AJ Dillon. However, if Brian Gutekunst does prefer to add a veteran, Zack Moss is a name to watch.

Moss could complement Aaron Jones in the backfield but proved he can take on the lead-back duties when required. He started five games before Jonathan Taylor's return in 2023, rushing 96 times for 466 yards and four touchdowns at 4.9 yards per attempt. He added 14 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown during that stretch.

The 26-year-old would be an affordable option for the Packers in free agency. He is getting overlooked due to being in the same free agency class as Saquon Barkley, Josh Jacobs, and Derrick Henry, but Moss would be a great No. 2 running back in Green Bay.