The Green Bay Packers, per usual, haven’t made any major free-agency splashes. Outside of safety Tarvarius Moore and long snapper Matt Orzech, the Packers have focused more on retaining certain players.
They brought back two defensive backs Monday. Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Gren Bay re-signed safety Rudy Ford and cornerback Corey Ballentine.
The Packers are bringing back two more players from last season by re-signing CB Corey Ballentine and S Rudy Ford.
Ford played in all 17 games last season, while Ballantine played in eight.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) March 20, 2023
Ford joined the Packers last year after spending five seasons on three teams (Cardinals, Eagles, and Jaguars). He started six of 17 games played, tallying 44 tackles and three interceptions.
Another former sixth-round pick, Ballentine signed with Green Bay’s practice squad last September after getting cut by the Cardinals. He played most of his snaps on special teams through eight games.
Green Bay also re-signed kick returner Keisean Nixon and Tyler Davis last week, but the team lost key free agents in Allen Lazard, Robert Tonyan, and Jarran Reed.
Following three straight 13-win seasons, the Packers missed the playoffs at 8-9. They finished sixth in passing defense, allowing just 197 yards per game through the air.