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https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Kyle-Murphy-Jersey , 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.Packers CoverageBucks’ Wes Matthews loves Wisconsin, is a Vikings fanPreview: Packers look to slow Vikings’ revitalized run gameTop Tweets: Yelich thanks fans for support after season-ending injuryAmos sparks rebuilt Packers defense in debutPackers to be tested again by familiar foe in Zimmer, VikingsPackers’ new-look defense carries offense in season openerPackers Snap Counts: New coach LaFleur gets TEs involvedUpon Further Review: Packers at BearsPHOTOS: Packers at BearsDefense leads the way as Packers top Bears in openerZa’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, 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.12<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:2019 NFL free agency: Possible fits for the PackersPreston 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, 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 Justin Vogel Jersey , 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, 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. Aaron Ripkowski was one of two recent regular-season Packers competing to be a part of the XFL’s return." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesAcme Packing Company homepageHorizontal - WhiteAcme Packing Companya Green Bay Packers communityFollow Acme Packing Company online:Follow Acme Packing Company on TwitterFollow Acme Packing Company on FacebookFollow Acme Packing Company on InstagramLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchAcme Packing Company main menuFanpostsFanshotsSectionsPackersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections The APC PodcastPackers Film RoomFantasy Football AdviceCDTAfter a long hiatus dating back to 2001, the XFL will return in 2020 as the newest start-up professional league. Showcases will be held in eight cities, allowing former players an opportunity to earn a spot on one of the league’s eight teams in an invite-only setting. The first two showcases have come and gone, seeing a handful of former Green Bay Packers contributors test their luck.Fullback Aaron Ripkowski, running back Christine Michael, and defensive lineman Khyri Thornton participated in the Dallas tryout on June 7th. Meanwhile, three former training camp roster players — Dillon Day, Johnathan Calvin Justin McCray Color Rush Jersey , and LaDarius Perkins — worked out at the Houston tryout the next day.The most notable name on the list belongs to Ripkowski, who played three seasons for Green Bay from 2015 to 2017. The former sixth-round pick played in 47 games for the Packers and made 10 starts as the team’s fullback, succeeding John Kuhn. Ripkowski’s best season came in 2016 when he rushed 34 times for 150 yards and two touchdowns, while performing well as a core special teams player.Thornton was a third-round pick by Green Bay in 2014, but played just one season for the Packers before journeying on with New England, Detroit, and the New York Giants over the next three seasons. The defensive lineman never lived up to his draft slot value after being a surprise pick at the time out of Southern Miss.Day, Calvin, and Perkins are a trio of former Mississippi State Bulldogs who all spent brief time in Green Bay. A center, Day was scooped up off the Denver Broncos’ practice squad late in the 2017 season before being released during final cuts last training camp. Calvin was a 2017 undrafted signing for the Packers who was released at the end of the summer after trying out as a rush linebacker. Meanwhile, Perkins was another undrafted running back who failed to make the final roster at the end of preseason in 2014.Several additional former Packers may be added to the list as the XFL showcases continue over the next month with stops in New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, Tampa, and St. Louis.