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The Packers have a fair amount of cap space to deal with, though that money should disappear quickly. We rewind the start of free agency and take a look at what's ahead.

Julius Peppers' contract leaves the Green Bay Packers' salary cap in good standing. Peppers' agent, Carl Carey, told ESPN.com's Josina Anderson that Peppers' three-year, $30 million deal includes $7.5 million guaranteed and total first-year compensation of $8.5 million. With Peppers getting a $1 million base salary along with the up-front money, his cap charge presumably will be just $3....

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