Our Wonder Boy, WR Allen Lazard, is gonna return — along with TE Robert Tonyan, WR Jake Kumerow, CB Chandon Sullivan and NT Tyler Lancaster. As Silverstein says below, this puts the Packers’ cap space just shy of $15 million with plenty of holes left in the roster so we’ll see how this goes.
#Packers have tendered ERFAs: TE Robert Tonyan, WR Allen Lazard, WR Jake Kumerow, CB Chandon Sullivan and NT Tyler Lancaster. This will knock even more off their available cap room, putting their cap space somewhere around $14.7M when the new league year begins Wednesday.
As we reported before, ILB Christian Kirksey and OT Rick Wagner signed with the team earlier this week:
#Packers updated free agency card:
Signed: ILB Christian Kirksey, OT Rick Wagner
Gained: Three compensatory picks from signings elsewhere of Blake Martinez, Bryan Bulaga and Kyler Fackrell (two 4ths and a 6th, per @nickkorte)
Here is a cheat sheet of remaining free agents put together by Mike Clay of ESPN(click for full size):
OT Bryan Bulaga is headed to the Los Angeles Chargers, per Adam Schefter:
Former Packers’ OT Bryan Bulaga reached agreement with the Los Angeles Chargers, per source.
More protection for whoever plays QB….
Smart move by the Chargers, obviously. At 30, Bulaga still has a bit more to offer, despite some injury history. His deal with the Chargers is a 3-year contract worth around $30 million.
TE Jimmy Graham will take his mediocrity elsewhere in the NFC — with the Chicago Bears:
Jimmy Graham to the Bears on a two-year, $16 million deal, including $9 million guaranteed, per source.
Oh boy. Good luck with that one. He fetched a lot more money than I was expecting. No word yet on who the QB will be this season with the Chicago Bears.
Blake Martinez Signs with the Giants:
Blake Martinez (Giants) three years, $30.75M, $19M gtd, salaries $4M (gtd), $8.125M ($5M gtd), $8.425M; $10M roster bonus March 23, 2020
This season, the New York Giants are scheduled to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who just signed cheater QB Tom Brady.
Former Packer LB Kyler Fackrell will also join the Giants:
Former Packers’ LB Kyler Fackrell to Giants on a 1-year, $4.6 million deal, per source.
Former Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was tasered and arrested in Brown County Court, Wisconsin:
Per the Green Bay Press Gazette, Gbaja-Biamila was attending his divorce proceeding and refused to sign a document that he had previously agreed to sign. Ultimately, the judge sentenced him to 6 months for contempt of court, but that was dropped after he returned and signed the document. However, he will still have pending charges of resisting arrest and was taken into custody.