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Friday Cheese Curds: Packers can immediately fill holes in free agency

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Brian Gutekunst has shown he can be aggressive. Now he almost has to be.

Green Bay Packers Introduce Matt LaFleur - Press Conference Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

With the majority of new head coach Matt LaFleur’s coaching staff in place, it’s time to turn our attention to free agency where the Green Bay Packers should be active for the second consecutive year.

The task ahead for general manager Brian Gutekunst is clear. The team needs an upgrade at several positions and with a decent amount of cap space to play with, Gutekunst can be a major player in March when free agency begins.

The even better part of this is the free agent class contains names that could immediately solve some of Green Bay’s woes, particularly at edge rusher and safety. This also comes with the disclaimer that this is before franchise tags are doled out and potential new contracts with their current teams that may be in negotiation.

Gutekunst still can like his odds. Landon Collins and Tyrann Mathieu at safety plus Ziggy Ansah and Anthony Barr (haters to the left please) would all immediately plug big holes on the roster.

A lot can happen in the next two months, but the Packers are in as good of position as any to land a big name or two and Gutekunst has shown he is willing to dive into the market.

You can read more on the pending free agent class plus the sun sets on an era for the Packers in today’s cheese curds.

Top free agents list littered with potential solutions for Packers’ biggest problems—Packers Wire

Not everyone will be available when the new league year begins but Green Bay should be a major player in free agency.

Davante Adams misses Packers’ milestone more than bonus money—ESPN

Adams would have made history and bank had he suited up for the regular season finale against the Detroit Lions but he’s likely more upset at missing out on Sterling Sharpe’s record than the extra cash.

Matt LaFleur taking a risk entrusting offensive line to young assistant coach—PackersNews.com

Green Bay chose youth over experience in moving on from James Campen as offensive line coach. The risk by LaFleur could expose Rodgers to some big hits if Adam Stenavich’s guys aren’t ready.

Dan Orlich, last survivor of Lambeau years, dies at 94–Packers.com

There are no more living players who played for Curly Lambeau. An era truly has come to an end.

Snake in toilet bites woman on the butt—UPI

Ow. Usually snakes go the other way down the toilet and usually in the hands of a plumber.