Packers 2023 NFL free agency tracker: Latest signings, trades, contract info
The Green Bay Packers have several major decisions to make as the 2023 NFL free-agency period begins. I’ll have you covered with all of the most up-to-date news.
Below, you’ll find a rundown of all their moves, including their latest free agent signings, trades, contract information, and any 2022 Packers who sign elsewhere. What more could you ask for?
Green Bay begins the free agency period with $24 million in cap space. However, they’ll need that money to accomplish the rest of their offseason tasks: re-signing players, signing outside free agents, signing draft picks, in-season moves, and, of course, eating salary in an Aaron Rodgers’ trade. It may sound like a lot initially, but it won’t get them very far.
Follow along below for a running tally of all the Packers’ moves.
The Packers 2023 NFL free agency tracker to help keep you up to date on the latest signings, trades, and contract information.
March 13th, 10 a.m. CT: Waiting for the legal tampering period to begin
Packers re-sign Keisean Nixon
The first move of the offseason comes, as Green Bay agrees to a one-year deal worth a maximum of $6 million with All-Pro kick returner Keisean Nixon. That number is according to Ian Rapoport, who broke the news, and is propped up to include incentives (a tactic agents like to use to beef up their deals). That’s a nice re-signing for Green Bay who benefited tremendously on offense thanks to Nixon’s ability to set them up with excellent field position. Will he even play a little offense? Paul Bretl of Dairyland Express has the details here.
Allen Lazard reportedly nearing a deal with New York Jets
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Jets and Lazard are actively working to reach an agreement. There is another team involved and nothing is official, but it looks like the two sides are in strong agreement. That could be another sign Rodgers will end up a Jet.
Update: Lazard and the Jets reportedly agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal. However, there has been conflicting information that the contract isn’t done yet, presumably waiting on Aaron Rodgers.
Randall Cobb returning to football in 2023
Sports Illustrated’s Bill Huber reported Randall Cobb will not be retiring this offseason and will indeed play in 2023. The where still has to be decided. Like Lazard, it’s been speculated he could end up with the Jets in a package deal with Rodgers.
Jarran Reed signs with Seattle Seahawks
Green Bay is losing some of their defensive line depth, as Jarran Reed is returning to the Seattle Seahawks on a two-year deal worth up to $10.8 million. He had a disappointing season with the Packers, but turned it on late. The Packers will ask more from Devonte Wyat and TJ Slaton next season.