SportsGreen Bay Packers


Report: Packers adding Za'Darius Smith, Adrian Amos

Posted at 8:49 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 11:07:54-04

The Green Bay Packers are upgrading their defense through free agency, agreeing to sign former Ravens edge rusher Za’Darius Smith and former Bears safety Adrian Amos, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

The Packers reportedly tried to trade for Smith a few years ago and expect him to play outside linebacker, Rapoport said.

In 2018, Smith had a career-high 8.5 sacks, including three against the Tennessee Titans. He also had 60 pressures last season, 17th most among edge defenders in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus.

Amos has ranked among the top 10 safeties in coverage grade each of the last two seasons, according to Pro Football Focus. Amos was ranked as the No. 11 overall free agent by Pro Football Focus.

He recorded 73 tackles, two interceptions and nine pass breakups last season for the Bears, who won the NFC Central.

Amos will get a 4-year $37 million contract, with $21 million in the first two seasons.