Green Bay Packers Restructure NT Kenny Clark's Contract

The Green Bay Packers are doing everything they can to clear cap space ahead of what might be a transformational offseason. Per ESPN's Field Yates, the Packers recently restructured defensive lineman Kenny Clark's contract.

By converting $13.835 million of Clark's 2023 total compensation into a signing bonus, the Packers clear $11.068 million from their salary cap. Per overthecap, the move puts them approximately $17.5 million under the cap.

The move gives the Packers a little more flexibility in an offseason in which they're reportedly considering trading franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Parting ways with Rodgers before June 1st would cost the Packers about $8.7 million in cap space due to dead money accelerations, so they needed breathing room simply to allow for the possibility. Clearing cap space could also hypothetically allow the team to chase some assets that may make sticking around more palatable for Rodgers.

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