Adrian Amos restructures contract to save Packers $750k in salary cap space for 2021

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The Packers’ excellent veteran safety is getting a check a week earlier than expected and helping his team free up a little bit of cap money for the coming season.

The Green Bay Packers made a minor move on Friday to free up a small amount of salary cap space for the 2021 season. Green Bay has until 4:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday to get under the cap, which is set at a base value of $182.5 million, and they have around $9.4 million to go.

On Friday, the Packers reportedly restructured the contract of safety Adrian Amos, picking up $750,000 in cap space for the season. According to Bill Huber of SI.com, the team converted Amos’ $1.5 million roster bonus (which was due to be paid out on March 20th) into a signing bonus. By doing so, that money gets split up evenly over the two remaining years of the contract, shifting $750k off the 2021 books and into 2022.

Amos was one of the NFL’s best safeties last season, and has lived up to the hefty four-year, $36 million deal he signed as a free agent in 2019. He has recorded more than 80 tackles in each of his two years in Green Bay, adding two interceptions in each season and a total of 17 passes defended. Importantly, he has also contributed in a variety of alignments, playing well in the box and as a deep safety, as well as lining up as a hybrid inside linebacker at times.

Although this move does not make a huge dent in the Packers’ cap overage, every little bit of added space helps as the team gets ready to begin the new league year.

Adrian Amos restructures contract to save Packers $750k in salary cap space for 2021