Like a number of clubs, the Green Bay Packers are currently tasked with trying to get under what is likely to be a decreased salary cap heading into the 2021 offseason. The NFL announced this week that the minimum the cap will be next year is $180 million, which is quite a bit less than the $198 million from this past season. Given that dip, teams will need to take a hard look at their roster and cut ties with some cap casualties.
That has already started to happen throughout the league and Green Bay is the latest, announcing the release of linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner on Friday.
Both spent just one season with the club prior to their release, signing with the Packers last offseason.