The Green Bay Packers still have to cut more than $12.5 million just to get under the adjusted $180 million salary cap before the start of the new NFL year, they’ll need to go beyond that if they hope to make any moves in free agency, including bringing back any of their own, such as Aaron Jones and/or Corey Linsley to name two.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst spoke with reporters via zoom on Tuesday. Certainly a long term deal with Jones would be considerably better for the salary cap, but he didn’t rule out using a tag on Jones.
The last time the Packers used the franchise tag was in 2010, on nose tackle Ryan Pickett. Losing Jones, without exploring every opportunity to keep him, would be a mistake.
Jones is tied for second in the league the last two years with 30 total touchdowns. His 5.17 yards per carry career average [Read more…]