GREEN BAY (WKOW) — Packers GM Brian Gutekunst appears to be taking a new approach when it comes to free agency.
Multiple media outlets including ESPN and NFL Network are reporting that the Packers are adding three new players to their defense. They include edge rushers Za’Darius Smith formerly of Baltimore Ravens and Preston Smith, formerly of Washington Redskins.
The Packers also are reportedly adding Safety Adrian Amos of the rival Chicago Bears. In a separate deal, versatile offensive lineman Billy Turner is also coming to the team.
Ian Rapoport reports that the deal with Preston Smith is for 4 years and base value of $52 million. The deal for Amos is also for 4 years, worth $37 million adds Rapoport.
This approach from Gutekunst is different from his predecessor Ted Thompson who typically opted to add players by draft and later in free agency. |
The deals won’t become official until Wednesday when the NFL Free Agency period officially opens