With the NFL Draft right around the corner, the Green Bay Packers could end up parting ways with defensive end Dean Lowry.
This offseason just hasn’t been what Green Bay Packers fans were hoping it’d be. The team struck out in signing Will Fuller, T.Y. Hilton and other offensive weapons who could have really helped out Aaron Rodgers and the offense.
However, Brian Gutekunst isn’t done working things and you know he’s going to be incredibly busy leading up to the NFL Draft. With that said, could someone end up getting cut before the first round? We think so and defensive end Dean Lowry is surely a player to watch.
Don’t be surprised if the Green Bay Packers end up parting ways with Dean Lowry
Right now, the name of the game is going to be getting under the salary cap for the Packers. If they do decide to part ways with Lowry, they’d save $3.3 million against the cap, as the defensive end has a 2021 hit of $6.3 million and a dead cap hit of $3 million.
In the summer of 2019, Lowry signed a three-year extension worth $20.325 million. Since then, he simply has not lived up to the hype and has disappointed fans.
Last season, Lowry started every regular season game for Green Bay, finishing the year with 36 total tackles. That’s not exactly something Green Bay fans are going to phone home about. By cutting Lowry, Green Bay would indeed save the $3.3 million and could grab another defensive end in the draft if they decide to go that route.
It all comes down to the financial gymnastics Gutekunst is going to be able to pull off leading up to Week 1. From this chair, though, parting ways with Lowry certainly makes the most sense.