Packers could let most (or even all) of their free agents walk

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There was Mike Daniels in 2015, David Bakhtiari in 2016 and three players – Lane Taylor, Davante Adams and Corey Linsley – in 2017. The Green Bay Packers worked out contract extensions with each one of them at some point in the months from September to December during those seasons.

The 2018 season was different.

General manager Brian Gutekunst did not sign a single veteran player to a contract extension after Aaron Rodgers’ blockbuster deal was signed on Aug. 29.

It wasn’t that Rodgers’ four-year, $134 million extension was prohibitive. It had everything to do with the fact Gutekunst did not have a player he deemed worthy of an extension. It’s possible that Gutekunst could let every one of his unrestricted free agents hit the open market when the new NFL year begins on March 13.

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