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Negotiation windows opens today for NFL free agents

The Packers have 18 players with expiring contracts


GREEN BAY – The 2019 NFL season is almost upon us.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Central Time Monday, teams are allowed to contact and enter into negotiations with players who will become unrestricted free agents at the start of the new league year Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT.

The Packers have 18 players with expiring contracts, including 11 unrestricted free agents who will count towards the compensatory formula if they sign elsewhere before May 7.

The Packers also have two other free agents, receiver Geronimo Allison and safety Kentrell Brice, who must receive a restricted tender by Wednesday. If a tender is not executed, the players are free to sign elsewhere as "street" free agents.

Finally, Green Bay has five exclusive-rights free agents (players with fewer than three accrued NFL seasons), who can be retained with a one-year tender at the league minimum.

Here is a list of the Packers' pending free agents:

Unrestricted free agents (11)

LB Clay Matthews (Agreed to terms with Los Angeles Rams, 3/19)

WR Randall Cobb (Agreed to terms with Dallas, 3/19)

DL Muhammad Wilkerson

CB Bashaud Breeland (Signed with Kansas City, 3/19)

CB Davon House

TE Marcedes Lewis (Re-signed, 3/18)

TE Lance Kendricks

OL Byron Bell

LB Jake Ryan (Signed with Jacksonville, 3/19)

S Eddie Pleasant

S Ibraheim Campbell

Restricted free agents (2)

WR Geronimo Allison (Re-signed, 3/19)

S Kentrell Brice (Signed with Tampa Bay, 3/18)

Exclusive rights free agents (5)

LB Reggie Gilbert

OL Lucas Patrick

OL Justin McCray

TE Robert Tonyan

WR Jake Kumerow

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