The Green Bay Packers appear to have joined the free agent frenzy.
According to multiple reports, the club has added three defensive players and one offensive player on the second day of the negotiating period.
The first name, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, is Baltimore edge defender Za’Darius Smith.
A fourth-round pick out of Kentucky in 2015, Smith had 18.5 sacks in four years with the Ravens, including 8.5 last season. At 6-foot-4, 272 pounds, Smith was used both on the outside and the inside to get after the quarterback.
This isn’t the first time Green Bay has tried to get Smith. According to Peter King of NBC Sports, the Packers made an attempt to trade for him in the past but were unsuccessful.
The addition of an edge rusher like Smith is not a shock. Recent reports had the Packers targeting pass rushers after they got little production from guys not named Kyler Fackrell last season. He had 10.5 sacks, but the rest of the outside rushers combined for 7.5.
Rapoport was also the first to report that Green Bay is adding Chicago safety Adrian Amos. A fifth-round pick from Penn State in 2015, Amos started all 16 games for Chicago’s top-rated defense in 2018. He had 73 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes defended.
The third name of Tuesday morning, Washington’s Preston Smith, came first from ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
The outside linebacker, a second-round pick in 2015 from Mississippi State, had 24.5 sacks during his four years with the Redskins, including four last year. He started all 16 games in each of the last three seasons while playing for new Packers inside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti.
Green Bay also added to its offensive line, agreeing to a deal with Denver guard/tackle Billy Turner, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein. He started 11 games last season for the Broncos.