In his fourth season with the Ravens, Smith reached career highs with 45 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and 25 quarterback hits as Baltimore fielded the NFL's top defense in 2018. Randall Cobb, whose United Kingdom career preceded Smith's by a couple of years, also becomes a free agent this offseason and reportedly the Packers will let him test the market.
The Jets, meanwhile, continued their free-agent spending frenzy by locking up Ravens linebacker CJ Mosley to a huge deal.
His colleague at ESPN, Josina Anderson, says Smith will make $13 million a year for four years.
Who did the Packers pay that kind of money to?
Za'Darius Smith played one season of football at Greenville High School.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announces a pick by the Green Bay Packers during the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. The Packers can now release oft-injured Nick Perry before he's due a $4.8 million roster bonus at the end of the week. He totaled 119 tackles and 18.5 sacks. He's never missed a game in four years in the league and should help a teams that was 22nd against the run and forced only 15 turnovers this past season.
Packers fans likely know quite well who Adrian Amos is, as he spent the past four seasons playing for the Chicago Bears. Perry had a five-year, $60 million contract. For now, let's all enjoy this unique time for the Packers as they are finally active in free agency.