The Green Bay Packers made their first acquisition of NFL free agency. They signed former Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey to a two-year, $16 million deal.
It was unlikely the Packers were going to be able to re-sign Blake Martinez, making it important to find a potential replacement. It appears they managed to do so in Kirksey as they compensation he received in his deal shows a real commitment from the team.
After being released by the Browns, Kirksey appeared to have somewhat of a competitive market building for his services. He visited teams including the Buffalo Bills, Las Vegas Raiders, and the Packers leading into the official start of free agency.
With that being said, here are three things to know about new Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey.