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The Packers had 17 players who were unrestricted free agents this offseason. They obviously couldn't keep them all, but the team did re-sign a number of them.
Those include Sam Shields, Mike Neal, Andrew Quarless, B.J. Raji, James Starks, John Kuhn and Matt Flynn.
Re-signing Shields was a no-brainer, as he's the fastest player on the Packers and has developed into a very solid cornerback (13 career picks).
Neal had the finest season (five sacks) of his career in 2013 and played in all 16 games of the season last year at both outside linebacker and defensive end.
Quarless played as well as he ever did for the Packers last season, with 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns, and he looked as though he was finally over the devastating knee injury he suffered late in the 2011 season.
Raji did not have a good season in 2013. That being said, the Packers will be moving him to the nose tackle position exclusively, as that is the place where he has had the most success (39 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 2010) in his brief NFL career.
Starks had a very nice year complementing Eddie Lacy, who was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Starks had 493 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Kuhn doesn't flash on the stat sheet, but he does the little things very well, both at fullback and on special teams. It was Kuhn's block on Julius Peppers which allowed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to be able to throw the game-winning touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in Week 17 in Chicago, earning the Packers the NFC North crown.
Flynn basically saved the Packers' season in 2013. While Rodgers was out with a fractured clavicle, Flynn resuscitated the Packers when it looked like their season was basically over. For the season, Flynn was 2-2 as a starter and threw seven touchdown passes versus four picks for 1,146 yards.