Packers’ $10.5 Million Impact on De’Vondre Campbell’s Contract Outcome

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The Green Bay Packers have decided to release inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell on Wednesday, a strategic action aimed at yielding an increase of over $10 million in salary cap space. 

This decision aligns with the onset of the NFL’s new calendar year, coinciding with the commencement of free agency at 3 pm on Wednesday. 

By delaying the release until this date, the Packers can apply a June 1 designation to his departure, resulting in a more substantial augmentation of their salary cap allocation compared to an immediate release.

The Packers have undertaken strategic actions to generate salary cap flexibility, thereby positioning themselves to actively participate in free agency. 

They are anticipated to target safety, along with potential acquisitions at various other positions. Additionally, the team aims to retain several of their own free agents, including cornerback/returner Keisean Nixon, linebacker Eric Wilson, and tight end Tyler Davis.

Commencing Monday, teams are permitted to initiate negotiations with free agents, although formal signings are restricted until the official commencement of free agency.

Campbell’s Exit Boosts Packers’ Cap Space

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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 25: De’Vondre Campbell #59 of the Green Bay Packers stands on the sidelines during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Campbell’s departure will generate $10.57 million in salary cap space for the Packers, positioning them to operate with a surplus exceeding $20 million beneath the $255.4 million salary cap as the new fiscal year commences. 

However, the team’s finalized cap figure may vary from this initial projection, pending any accounting adjustments or subsequent transactions, which will be determined when the league issues its official calculations.

De’Vondre Campbell Enters Free Agency

De’Vondre Campbell is set to become available for signing with any team once the free agency window opens on Wednesday, March 13. 

He has maintained a steady performance as a linebacker throughout his career. In 2023, Campbell participated in only 11 games, yet managed to accumulate 75 total tackles and secure a fumble recovery. 

Nevertheless, the Packers are focused on enhancing the roster in other areas of necessity.

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