Green Bay Packers: Predicting the Fate of Every 2021 Free Agent

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With an entire season left to be played, here’s an early look at how the Green Bay Packers might handle their expiring contracts next offseason.

The Green Bay Packers had an interesting offseason, to say the least. The organization let Bryan Bulaga and Blake Martinez walk in favor of cheaper options in Ricky Wagner and Christian Kirksey. Other than that they didn’t do much else of note during free agency.

The Packers would then follow that up by selecting a quarterback, a running back, and an H-back on the first two days of the 2020 NFL draft.

So as you’d expect, questions remain about the future of the Green Bay Packers. Thirty-five of the Packers ninety active contracts are expiring after the 2020 season. A lot can change between now and next offseason, but the value and performance of every player will need to be assessed both individually and as a whole.

I’ve chosen to group those 35 players with expiring contracts into four categories. Here is how I see things playing out.

Practice Squad/Depth Players

These players are operating on cheap, one or two-year contracts. They will likely make up the heart of the Green Bay Packers’ 2020 practice squad. Some of these players may earn a roster spot and make enough of an impact to be offered a contract during the 2021 offseason, but for now, none of them should feel comfortable about their future with the Green Bay Packers.

Jamal Davis (EDGE), Yosh Nijman (OT), Tim Williams (EDGE), Evan Baylis (TE), James Looney (TE), DaShaun Amos (CB), Elijah Wellman (FB), Damarea Crockett (RB), Malik Taylor (WR), Cody Conway (OT), Randy Ramsey (EDGE), Kabian Ento (CB).