TRANSITION PLAYER: None
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
-- TE Ryan Krause, a better receiver than blocker, offered little after being promoted from the practice squad at midseason. His return is uncertain, although a spot was cleared when the team cut veteran Bubba Franks as a salary-cap casualty.
-- QB Craig Nall returned to the team late in the season as the No. 3 guy at the position. Nall wasn't interested in continuing to serve as the caddie for both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, but with Favre off in retirement, Nall could be brought back for a chance to compete for the No. 2 job.
-- T/G Tyson Walter spent the entire season on injured reserve because of a toe injury. The versatile, rugged veteran is worth bringing back to compete for a backup spot.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered offers)
-- WR Carlyle Holiday (not tendered as ERFA), a converted quarterback, missed all but the season-opening game with a knee injury but, when healthy, has shown to be a dynamic situational receiver.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
-- DT Colin Cole (tendered at $1.47M with 2nd-round pick as compensation) is a run stuffer, who figures to stay put and will try to rebound from a season-ending broken forearm he sustained in the Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit.
-- RB Vernand Morency (tendered at $927,000 with 3rd-round pick as compensation) was relegated to a situational role after missing the entire preseason with a knee injury. He isn't a must-have for next season but probably will be in the offseason competition for the backup jobs.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS
-- RB Ryan Grant proved to be a godsend for a previously anemic running game the second half of the season and can write his ticket as a franchise back by racking up proficient performances for a full season.
-- WR Ruvell Martin has been a capable, tall target as a possession receiver but will be in a crowded battle to stick with the team as the No. 4 or No. 5 guy.
-- LB Brandon Chillar: UFA Rams; $5.4M/2 yrs, $550,000 SB/$1M RB; 2008 cap: $3.15M
-- OT Joe Toledo: FA Dolphins; terms unknown
-- LS Rob Davis: UFA; retired
-- QB Brett Favre (retired)
-- TE Bubba Franks (released)
-- CB Frank Walker: UFA Ravens; $3.5M/2 yrs, $1.25M SB
-- DT Corey Williams: Franchise FA re-signed and traded to Browns; $38M/6 yrs, $16.5M guaranteed