The Green Bay Packers went into this offseason with many questions:
What impact will the changes on their coaching staff have?
How will they fix their 25th-ranked defense?
How many of their 17 unrestricted free agents will they re-sign?
While the first question won’t be answered for months, they couldn’t be in a much better position to address the last two questions.
From a salary-cap standpoint, they left last week’s combine with the sixth-most salary-cap space in the NFL at more than $34 million. That will allow general manager Ted Thompson to re-sign several of his top free agents and also dip into the free-agent market, if he so chooses.
Our ESPN Insider team took a further look into the Packers’ offseason blueprint.