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Packers expected to sign defensive trio

Packers expected to sign defensive trio

The signing helps fill a massive hole at pass rusher.

The #Packers aren't done: They are also signing #Bears S Adrian Amos, sources say.

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, Amos has missed just four games over his four-year career.

When the official details of Smith's deal are released, they will be added to this post.

Defensive End Za'Darius Smith #90 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. He was one of Pro Football Focus' biggest under the radar free agents entering the offseason.

Smith, 26, a 6-4, 272-pound edge rusher, recorded a team-high 8.5 sacks for the Baltimore Ravens last season. What does he bring to Green Bay's line?

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According to PFF on Twitter, Amos lined up as a free safety on 62.5 percent of his snaps in 2018, and has lined up at free safety on 58.7 percent of his snaps for his career.

New head coach Matt LaFleur and returning defensive coordinator Mike Pettine have a solid player that could be on the verge of putting up big numbers this fall.

And Green Bay has needs at both positions. Amos can fill in at either spot.

Amso, 25, has been a four-year starter for the Chicago Bears, and finished last year with 73 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games.

For a Packers team that ranked just 19th in the league in total defense and 22nd in scoring defense this past season, additions like Amos and Smith are exactly what they needed. Free agency hasn't even officially begun, so who knows what else the general manager Brian Gutekunst will delve into.