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Mitchell Would Provide Safety at Decent Price

If the Packers would rather have a veteran than a rookie at safety, Carolina's Mike Mitchell would be a free agent of interest. While he had his shortcomings last season, he statistically outplayed all of the Packers' returning players combined.

The first year of Sam Shields' contract comes at a cap-friendly price of $5.625 million, which leaves the Green Bay Packers about $29.4 million under the salary cap, according to Just how much the Packers can accomplish with that Brinks truck worth of cash remains to be seen. They have four defensive linemen under contract, their starting center is a free agent and they have a... Recommended Stories

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