3 Intriguing Free Agents The Green Bay Packers Should Target

Oren Burks, Green Bay Packers
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Amidst the Green Bay Packers’ fiscal constraints this offseason, the pursuit of high-profile free agents might not be on the agenda.

However, with a shift in defensive strategy looming, General Manager Gutekunst may seek out cost-effective acquisitions to enhance depth. Here’s a discussion on potential targets across various defensive levels.

Let’s take a look at three intriguing names that the Packers should consider pursuing with their limited cap space.

Carl Lawson

Once hailed as a standout edge rusher, Lawson encountered setbacks following an Achilles injury during his tenure with the New York Jets. Despite a decline in performance, his potential remains untapped.

Green Bay presents an ideal setting for Lawson to revive his career, slotting into a niche pass-rushing role. By capitalizing on obvious passing situations, Lawson could reignite interest from teams, potentially restoring his market value and alleviating the void left by Kinglsey Enagbare’s injury.

Jordan Fuller

Fuller emerges as a prominent target, drawing attention due to his tenure with new Packers defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley at Ohio State.

His adeptness as a deep safety could address a longstanding deficiency within the Packers’ defensive setup. While cornerback remains a concern, prioritizing safety, particularly a proficient centerfielder, seems imperative given the defensive strategy shift.

Fuller’s skill set could provide stability at the back, a facet the team has lacked for an extended period.

Oren Burks

Despite a relatively subdued stint with the Green Bay Packers, Burks showcased his capabilities with the San Francisco 49ers.

Adaptability and athleticism define his play, traits that align well with the upcoming defensive scheme change mirroring the 49ers’. Primarily utilized in specialized roles, Burks could contribute significantly to special teams and provide solidity in the base defense.

Re-signing him on a modest contract could prove beneficial, also offering redemption for his initial draft pick.

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