With free agency starting in roughly two weeks the Packers have already started making cap space related moves in anticipation of bringing in new faces to freshen up the packers 2023 roster.
Sterling Shepard (Wide receiver- New York Giants)
With Randall Cobb’s 2nd stint in Green Bay effectively over the Packers will be looking for a new slot receiver and with Sterling Shepard officially cut from the Giants roster he is now free to negotiate with other teams.
Shepard is a quality slot recovery and while his numbers are nothing special mainly due to a combination of poor Qb play and terrible coaching when he was healthy and on the field.
Shepards’ 2022 seasons was cut short due a non contact turf related injury.
(Similar options include Jarvis Landry and Jakobi Meyers)
Mike Gesicki (Tight End- Miami Dolphins)
Whatever way you draw it up Robert Tonyan just hasn’t been the same post injury which is a massive shame as he was so productive before that.
But now the Packers have a gaping slot open at tight end and Mike Gesicki would be an unbelievable addition to the Packers offense.
Gesicki just simply didn’t fit in with Mike Mcdaniels offensive system only putting up 362 receiving yards but two seperate 700+ yard receiving seasons prior to that which is something the Packers have been lacking from the tight end position.
(Similar options include: Irv Smith Jr and Evan Engram)
Vonn Bell (Safety – Cincinnati Bengals)
A combination of age and declining performances along with the expiring contract means it’s in the best interest of Adrian Amos and the Packers to go their separate ways leaving the Packers needing a stable starting strong safety.
Since being traded from the Saints to the Bengals Vonn Bell showed his quality really getting stuck in delivering big hits from the strong safety position which wasn’t seen from either Amos or Darnell Savage last year.
Bell will likely not be resigned by the Bengals as they’ll most likely be worries about the upcoming contracts they’ll have to give out to Joe Burrow, Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase in the not too distant future.
(Similar players include Jabril Peppers and Terell Edmunds)
Marcus Davenport (Defensive End- New Orleans Saints)
The Saints find themselves in their annual frantic salary cap situation and with the likes of Michael Thomas to have a 65 million dollar cap hit they simply have no choice but to let the likes of Marcus Davenport go.
Davenport really struggled in 2022 only recording 0.5 sacks but he has shown his qualities in previous seasons racking up 9 sacks in 2021 and 6 in 2019 so he’s shown he can make a big impact on a team’s defensive line.
After Rashan Gary’s injury the Packers’ ability to pressure the opposing Quarterback was noticeably lessened and adding Davenport to the depth would be a huge addition for the Packers
(Similar options include Jadeveon Clowney and Yannick Ngakoue)