Packers Re-Work Aaron Jones' Contract to Create Cap Space

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Green Bay Packers re-worked Aaron Jones' contract to create cap space at the beginning of the NFL offseason.
The Green Bay Packers re-worked Aaron Jones' contract to create cap space at the beginning of the NFL offseason. / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in as many days, the Green Bay Packers re-worked the contract of a key contributor in order to create more cap space. NFL insider Field Yates reported the Packers creating $3.08 million in cap space by adjusting running back Aaron Jones' current contract.

Green Bay pulled a similar maneuver on Wednesday by restructuring defensive lineman Kenny Clark's deal to create around $14 million in cap space. The moves are a necessity given the franchise's precarious cap situation, which currently sits at -$37.4 million.

Packers Offseason

It's going to be a busy and hectic offseason for Green Bay. While the franchise awaits a final decision from superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers the team also deals with a number of big-name free agents, most notably wide receiver Davante Adams.

Green Bay can also address their cap situation by clearing space with a handful of roster cuts. Za'Darius Smith, Preston Smith and Randall Cobb are all prime cut candidates with the trio combining for a potential $35.11 million additional cap room.

Jones is currently under contract until 2025, although he has a potential out in 2023, and the club converted $3.85 million of his compensation into a signing bonus next year. The fifth-year running back put together 1,190 yards from scrimmage and 10 total touchdowns last year.

Green Bay enters the offseason with +1300 (T-4th) odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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