Aug 18, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Green Bay Packers helmet sits on the sidelines prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
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The Green Bay Packers showed that they have to find a way to help Aaron Rodgers if they are going to win another super bowl. The Packers have $43,568,612 in available cap space. This does give them a legitimate opportunity to drastically improve their team. Listed below are 5 potential free agents that Green Bay must consider signing if they want to be a favorite to win super bowl 52.
Dont’a Hightower: Inside Linebacker – The Green Bay Packers need to move Clay Matthews back to outside linebacker. This will create a void at inside linebacker that desperately will need to be filled. Hightower would be the best option for the Packers and to sign the 2016 pro bowler would give the Green Bay defense a player who is phenomenal against the run. He will be looking for a long-term deal with a large amount of guaranteed money. Hightower needs to be the top priority for the Packers if New England surprisingly decides to let him go.
Calais Campbell: Defensive Line – Green Bay could move him all over the line of scrimmage and help improve the run defense. Campbell is also a player that could provide veteran leadership and help take pressure off Daniels and Raji. The three of them could be one of the most dominant defensive lines in the NFC, possibly even the NFL. His versatility makes him a perfect fit for the Green Bay Packers.
Jabaal Sheard: Outside Linebacker – Sheard has been a player that will not blow you away with his past numbers. He definitely is capable of giving Green Bay a great second pass rusher opposite of Clay Matthews. He also could give them a player that is both affordable and productive.[Sean2]
Demarcus Ware: Outside Linebacker – Here is an aging linebacker that would be a great fit on so many teams but the money has to be right. He struggled with injury in 2016 but when healthy, he could help give Matthews the much-needed help he needs. The Packers could use a player like this but they need to avoid another veteran flop.
LeGarrette Blount: Running Back – The Packers are clearly moving on from Starks and most likely moving on from Eddie Lacy. They will most likely be looking to finding the running back of the future in this year’s upcoming draft. But, they will need a proven veteran that will take pressure off a rookie and be a consistent threat in the red zone. Blount does have some attitude issues but with a winning squad and leadership in Aaron Rodgers, he could be a really good fit.