This offseason has been a very interesting one for the Green Bay Packers. The OTAs and the minicamps are over, and training camp opens in a little over a month (July 26).
The additions to the team via the draft and free agency seems to have filled most of the needs that the Packers had after the 2012 postseason ended with a very loud thud.
The team also gave five-year contract extensions to their two most important players, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and outside linebacker Clay Matthews. Rodgers is now the highest paid player in the NFL, while Matthews is now the highest paid linebacker in the league, according to SI.com.
The team has also lost some core players as well. Both defensive back Charles Woodson and inside linebacker Desmond Bishop were released by the team, while wide receiver Greg Jennings left via free agency. All three of those players had significant roles in the recent success of the Packers and will be difficult to replace.
The Packers also lost tight end Tom Crabtree to free agency, and he was considered the best blocking tight end on the team. Center Jeff Saturday is also gone, but he was replaced late in the season and postseason by Evan Dietrich-Smith due to performance issues anyway.
So, with training camp right around the corner, let's take a look at some of the early winners and losers this offseason.