Green Bay Packers free agency: Packers sign Preston Smith


Smith is one of four defenders the Ravens have already lost in free agency, along with linebackers C.J. Mosley (Jets) and Terrell Suggs (Cardinals) and safety Eric Weddle (Rams). Schefter also reports that the Packers are signing Washington LB Preston Smith to a four-year deal worth $52 million.

Za'Darius Smith spent four seasons with the Ravens.

From 2005-2017, the Green Bay Packers employed Ted Thompson as their general manager. Still just 26 years old, Smith has 18.5 career sacks in just 16 career starts. "All we can do is try to negotiate in good faith with agents and the players". After moving veteran cornerback Tramon Williams to free safety last season due to trading away Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Amos is a definite upgrade. He had 24.5 career sacks - 4.0 last season - with the Redskins. "He did a tremendous job on the field, was a great teammate and a true professional". Drafted in the fifth round in 2015 by the Bears, Amos has 269 tackles in 60 career regular season games with 56 starts. They won't be made official until the new league year begins on Wednesday, but assuming they all go through as expected, the Packers have addressed a few of their top needs in a big way.

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Selected 28th overall by Green Bay in 2012 out of USC, Perry played 81 games for the Packers and logged 259 tackles (173 solo), 32 sacks, an interception, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 14 passes defensed.

There is at least one prominent onetime PSU star staying put, however, as Tampa Bay tackle Donovan Smith has already signed a three-year, $41.5 million deal to remain with the Buccaneers.