Silverstein says that should create an additional $3.128 million in cap space for the Packers as they look for ways to get creative and keep the team together.
Amos was set to count $10.3 million against the Packers’ salary cap and was owed a $1.5 million roster bonus due next week.
This move should create around $3 million or so for the Packers.
Amos, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bears back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year contract worth $2.512 million before agreeing to a four-year, $37 million deal with the Packers in 2019.
Amos was set to make a base salary of $4.9 million for the 2022 season.
In 2020, Amos appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and recorded 83 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and nine passes defended.