Packers Start Freeing up Cap Space with Contract Restructures

The Packers restructured DL Dean Lowry's contract to free up some cap space.
The Packers restructured DL Dean Lowry's contract to free up some cap space. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers are strapped for cash, and made a move on Wednesday to free up some space. Green Bay restructured the contract of defensive lineman Dean Lowry, which freed up $2.488 million in cap space.

According to Spotrac, the Packers are currently $18 mil over the cap, but just including their top 51, which is a more realistic representation meaning they have roughly $5.7 million in cap space.

Dean Lowry has been a reliable piece of the Packers' defensive line, playing in all 16 games the last four seasons and only missing one game in his five-year career. In 2020, Lowry had 36 tackles, 3.0 sacks and 4 quarterback hits.

While there's a lot of rumors swirling around the Packers about Aaron Rodgers, potential wide receiver trades and other roster moves, the fact remains, anywhere the Packers can free up space, they will need it.

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