The NFL’s free agency period in 2013 began Tuesday for all 11 of the Green Bay Packers’ in-house free agents.
We’ll track each of those players, including where they sign and for how much, plus any new additions made by GM Ted Thompson, here:
Restricted Free Agents
TE Tom Crabtree
Crabtree signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
OL Evan Dietrich-Smith
The Packers gave Dietrich-Smith an original-round tender, which essentially equates to nothing more than a right of first refusal. If Green Bay chose not to match an offer sheet to EDS, the Packers would receive no compensation in return. The one-year tender is worth $1.32 million.
LB Rob Francois
Francois and the Packers agreed to a one-year deal, believed to be above the league minimum but under the $1.323 million price tag of the low tender.
CB Sam Shields
The Packers gave Shields a second-round tender, worth $2.02 million in 2013. Green Bay can match any offer sheet signed by Shields, and would receive a second-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft if the decision was made against matching such an offer.
LB Frank Zombo
The Packers did not tender Zombo, making him a de facto UFA. Zombo signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Unrestricted Free Agents
RB Cedric Benson
RB Ryan Grant
WR Greg Jennings
Jennings agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
LB Brad Jones
Jones agreed to a three-year, $11.25 million deal to stay in Green Bay.
LB Erik Walden
Walden signed a four-year, $16 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts.
DB Charles Woodson (released)
K Giorgio Tavecchio
CB Loyce Means
TE Matthew Mulligan
Mulligan and the Packers agreed to a one-year deal.
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