Packers signing Adrian Amos away from Bears

Packers signing Adrian Amos away from Bears

Za'Darius Smith, the former Kentucky football standout who is coming off his best statistical season of his four-year NFL career, has agreed to free agent deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Za'Darius Smith joins the Packers from the Baltimore Ravens, ESPN reporter and Cover 2 analyst Rob Demovsky confirmed.

While the Colts have been expectedly quiet during the initial wave of free agency, Smith was one of the pass rushers Indy was thought to be high on given his fit, versatility and likely price in the market. Then, the following year, Amos appeared in 15 contests and totaled 62 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and four passes defended.

They're out here making deals in the legal negotiating window, and big ones at that.

The Packers certainly aren't afraid to pay for upgrades.

This is a luxury signing, and one that is completely out of character for Green Bay.

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Smith's deal will be for four years and $52 million, with $16 million guaranteed. Amos had 73 tackles and two interceptions for the Chicago Bears in 2018.

The deal can't become official until after the new year begins on Wednesday at 3 PM CST.

That price proved too steep for the Bears, who next year will try to give fellow safety Eddie Jackson an extension. Preston Smith has never missed a game in four years in the NFL.

It's atypical of the Packers to make these kinds of moves, but with Aaron Rodgers not getting any younger at this point, why would they sit back and try to do what they've always done? Cobb has been with the team since being drafted in the second round in 2011.

They have to learn to take calculated risks in free agency, and they're off to a roaring start in 2019.

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