After missing the playoffs in back-to-back years

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, , the Green Bay Packers are spending big in free agency to try to get back the
postseason.The Packers agreed to $183 million worth of contracts Tuesday with
edge rusher Za’Darius Smith, linebacker Preston Smith, safety Adrian Amos and
offensive lineman Billy Turner. The signings should improve a defense that
ranked 18th in the NFL in 2018 and add some more protection for quarterback
Aaron Rodgers.Za’Darius Smith is getting the biggest deal: $66 million over four
years with $34.5 million in the first two years, according to his agency,
SportsTrust Advisors. Smith, 26, led the Baltimore Ravens with 8½ sacks last
season — including three in one game against Tennessee — and has 18½ in his
58-game career.Smith is one of four defenders the Ravens have already lost in
free agency Ty Summers Jersey Mens , along with linebackers C.J. Mosley (Jets) and Terrell Suggs (Cardinals) and safety Eric Weddle (Rams). The money Smith got from Green Bay
was too high for Baltimore to consider matching.“Unfortunately for us, the
market is irrational at times, and we can’t be held responsible for what other
teams want to pay,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said. “All we can do is
try to negotiate in good faith with agents and the players.”The Packers
certainly aren’t afraid to pay for upgrades.Preston Smith agreed to a $52
million, four-year contract with $16 million guaranteed, according to a person
with knowledge of the move. Smith, who had four sacks last season with the
Washington Redskins Youth Ty Summers Jersey , tweeted “Blessed beyond measures” with cheese emojis and the hashtag #GoPackGo after agreeing to his deal.The Smiths should upgrade a
Green Bay pass rush that was third to last in the league in QB hits last season.
General manager Brian Gutekunst is making changes there, too, as the team
released 28-year-old linebacker Nick Perry after 81 games in seven seasons.“We
want to thank Nick for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers and the
community over the last seven seasons,” Gutekunst said. “He did a tremendous job
on the field, was a great teammate and a true professional.”Amos agreed to a $37
million, four-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the move.
Amos White Ty Summers Jersey , 25, started all 16 games for the NFC North-rival Chicago Bears last season and had two interceptions.Turner gets a $28 million, four-year
contract, according to a person with knowledge of the move. Turner, 27, started
four games at left guard and seven at right tackle for the Denver Broncos last
season and brings versatility to a unit that used nine linemen in 2018.The
people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the
contracts cannot become official until the new league year opens Wednesday. The
49ers offense was operating at well under full capacity during Thursday’s
practice.Eight players were on the sideline due to injuries. The group includes
three starting offensive linemen — left tackle Joe Staley, center Weston
Richburg and right guard Mike Person — and three wide receivers — Pierre
Gar?on Davante Adams Jersey , Trent Taylor and Dante Pettis — as well as tight end George Kittle, running back Matt Breida.“It stinks, but at the same time, you
take it as a positive for the guys who are getting the reps, and they??l get
better from it,” quarterback C.J. Beathard said, via NBC Sports Bay Area.One bit
of good news was that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was a full participant
after missing last Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals with hamstring and quad
injuries.Breida is dealing with an ankle injury and he has not been ruled out
for Monday’s game against the Packers Ray Nitschke Jersey White , although head coach Kyle Shanahan said the team is considering?Jeff Wilson or Matthew Dayes from the practice squad in the
event he can’t play.
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