5 Cap-Friendly Moves Green Bay Packers Must Make This Offseason

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5 Cap-Friendly Moves Green Bay Packers Must Make This Offseason
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Green Bay Packers' general manager Ted Thompson is all dressed up with nowhere to go two days into the new NFL league year, with upwards of $20 million in cap space remaining after re-signing in-house free agents Sam Shields and Mike Neal, but no outside players.

How can Thompson best use that money? And will the majority of it be spent on the Packers' own players? It may feel like the Packers are sitting on a goldmine, but the money can go fast when taking factors like restructuring deals of current players into consideration.

Three potential candidates for just thatJordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Tramon Williams—could eat up $20 million in restructured earnings for 2014 between them.

The following five moves are ones that will satisfy the Packers' most glaring holes this offseason while keeping the cap in a healthy place. While this offseason may not have brought such big-name free agents as Jairus Byrd, DeMarcus Ware or Lamarr Houston to Green Bay, these moves will still plug both young and veteran talent into positions of need. 

 

 

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