Green Bay Packers 2022 free-agency and offseason tracker: Live updates, latest signings

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The 2022 NFL free-agent season began March 14 at 11 a.m. CDT with a "legal tampering" negotiation period, during which contract negotiations and unofficial agreements were permitted ahead of the 3 p.m. March 16 start of the new league year.

PackersNews.com will be tracking each Packers move and all the incoming and departing players. Bookmark this page for all the latest news.

Arriving/staying

* Sammy Watkins, WR: The Packers addressed their gaping hole at wide receiver by signing the 2014 first-round draft pick on April 14. Watkins, who had one of his best seasons in 2017 with Packers coach Matt LaFleur coordinating the Los Angeles Rams' offense, signed a one-year deal.

* Jarran Reed, DT: Veteran defensive lineman agreed to terms with the Packers on March 18. Started all 17 games for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021.

* De’Vondre Campbell, ILB: The Packers re-signed the All-Pro inside linebacker. Campbell's new deal is for five years, $50 million. He will receive $16.25 million in year one, $21.5 million in the first two years and $32.25 million in the first three years.Campbell had been an offseason priority for the Packers, but a deal wasn't done until this week. 

* Aaron Rodgers, QB: The Packers quarterback signed a four-year contract extension worth $150.8 million that lowered his cap number to $28 million.

* Randall Cobb, WR: Veteran receiver took a steep pay cut to help Packers get under the cap.

* Rasul Douglas, CB: After years floating from practice squad to practice squad, Douglas finally got his payday. He signed a three-year, $21 million deal worth up to $25.5 million with the Packers. Douglas spent half the season with the Packers last year and became a turnover-producing machine (five interceptions, including two pick-6 touchdowns. 

* Robert Tonyan, TE: The Packers agreed to a one-year deal with the tight end. Tonyan tore his ACL midway through last season, an injury that undoubtedly helped facilitate his return. It would have been hard for the Packers to afford Tonyan's market without the injury. Tonyan isn't expected to return until midway through the 2022 season, but if his knee heals as hoped, the Packers will have an athletic tight end with reliable hands capable of being a playmaker in the passing game.

* Preston Smith, OLB: The linebacker received a restructured contract on March 14. Smith received a four-year extension worth $53.5 million of new money. He has an opportunity to make $75 million total. The deal allowed the Packers to save $8 million in salary-cap money. Smith will make $14 million in the first year and $27 million over two years and will receive a signing bonus of $12 million. 

* Adrian Amos, S: The veteran safety agreed to restructured contract to provide more cap help.

* Pat O'Donnell, P:  Former Bears punter signed with the Packers to replace Corey Bojorquez.

* Keisean Nixon, CB: The former Raiders cornerback and special teams mainstay played for new Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia in Las Vegas.

Departing

* Davante Adams, WR: Received the franchise tag on March 8. The Packers wanted a say in whether their record-breaking wide receiver returned for a ninth season by using the tag, which restricted Adams' free-agency options while giving the two sides time to come to terms on a multiyear deal. Instead, the Las Vegas Raiders offered an opportunity to not only make Adams the highest-paid receiver in the NFL, but reunite him with his college quarterback, Derek Carr. A league source says the Packers matched the Raiders' offer, but Adams wanted a new start. So he was traded to Las Vegas for first- and second-round picks in the 2022 draft.

* Equanimous St. Brown, WR: The free-agent receiver is staying in the NFC North but will suit up with the Chicago Bears. The sixth-round pick was kept off the field with various injuries this season and finished with only 17 receptions. 

* Za'Darius Smith, OLB: Smith was a salary-cap casualty, ending his productive three-year Packers career. Smith played in 33 games with 32 starts over the last three regular seasons for Green Bay and was named to the Pro Bowl twice (2019 and 2020). He signed a three-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings on March 22.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR: The veteran downfield threat signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. While the Packers are looking to replace Adams, the Chiefs are looking to replace Tyreek Hill. It was reportedly a three-year, $30 million deal.

* Billy Turner, OL: Turner was released after three seasons with the Packers, Turner started 48 games at right and left tackle. During his time though, Turner was primarily a right tackle. With Elgton Jenkings returning from an ACL tear, he'll likely get the starting nod at RT.  Turner has rejoined former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett in Denver.

* Oren Burks, ILB: Announced he has agreed to terms to join the 49ers.

* Lucas Patrick, OL: Agreed to terms with the Bears on a two-year deal.

Corey Bojorquez, P: After a final quarter of the season that saw Bojorquez's production drastically decline, the Packers elected not to re-sign the free agent. Bojorquez signed with the Cleveland Browns.

* Chandon Sullivan, CB: Signed with Vikings when it became clear his stint in Green Bay was over after Packers re-signed Douglas.

* Whitney Mercilus, OLB: Former Texans star who was a midseason pickup for the Packers last season announced his retirement April 6.

* Dennis Kelly, RT: Signed a free-agent deal with the Colts on May 10.

Tyler Lancaster, DT: Signed a free-agent deal with the Raiders on May 25

Unrestricted free agents

Kevin King, CB

Chauncey Rivers, OLB

Restricted free agent

Allen Lazard, WR: The Packers placed a second-round tender on the veteran receiver. This comes with a one-year offer, valued at just under $4 million. The second-round tender meant Lazard could still negotiate with other teams, but if he received an offer, the Packers had right of first refusal. If Green Bay didn't match the contract offer to keep Lazard, they would have received a second-round draft pick from Lazard's new club.

Laezard remained unsigned and did not participate in the Packers' three-day minicamp June 7-9. But on the following Monday (June 13), he finally signed the offer and agreed to report to camp.

Note: A restricted free agent has three accrued seasons and an expired contract. They can negotiate and sign with any team, but the Packers can offer to match the deal or get draft-pick compensation.

Exclusive rights free agents

Krys Barnes, ILB: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Henry Black, S: Packers did not make a qualifying offer.

Dominique Dafney, TE: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Jake Hanson, C: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Yosh Nijman, T: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Randy Ramsey, OLB: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Chauncey Rivers, DT: Packers did not make a qualifying offer.

Malik Taylor, WR: Packers made a qualifying offer and he accepted.

Note: An exclusive rights free agent has fewer than three accrued seasons and an expired contract. If the Packers offer a one-year contract at the league minimum, the player cannot negotiate with other teams.

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