As free agency continues, the Green Bay Packers are continuing to fill up the back end of their roster with useful, albeit unspectacular, signings. On Wednesday evening the team reportedly agreed to a contract with tight end Marcedes Lewis, and on Thursday afternoon another member of the Packers’ 2019 roster is coming back for another go.
That player is safety Will Redmond, who has been in Green Bay for the last two seasons. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported the agreement
A former third-round draft pick of the 49ers, Redmond came to Green Bay in 2018, signing on the team’s practice squad after spending training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs. He received a promotion to the active roster late that season, then served as a key backup safety and special teams player in 2019. In total, he has played in 18 games over the past two years, starting four last fall in relief of an injured Darnell Savage.
Redmond totaled 36 tackles in 2019, with many of those coming on special teams. He was on the field for 187 special teams snaps, over 40 percent of the team’s total, while also seeing action on about a quarter of defensive plays.
For 2020, Redmond likely will get little to no guaranteed money and a base salary close to the league minimum. However, as a backup safety he is at worst capable of filling in as a spot starter on occasion, and he is a difference maker on kick and punt coverage teams. Those qualities should give him a good chance to make the roster in the fall.