Report: Packers reach agreement with Tauscher
The flurry of re-signings in Green Bay continued this weekend as the Packers and free agent offensive tackle Mark Tauscher reached an agreement on a two-year deal, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee.
The terms of the contract were not immediately available.
The 32-year-old Tauscher suffered a torn ACL during the 2008 season and went unsigned as a free agent until the Packers brought him back on October 12 of last year. The ten-year veteran started all eight games he played for Green Bay in 2009.
The Tauscher signing comes on the heels of two other deals the Packers finalized this weekend. Green Bay also reached multi-year agreements with safety Nick Collins and nose tackle Ryan Pickett.
The Collins and Pickett deals came less than one week after Green Bay re-signed veteran left tackle Chad Clifton to a three-year contract worth up to $19.58 million.
The big question in Wisconsin now is whether or not the team will continue to address the offensive line despite the new contracts they just handed out to Tauscher and Clifton. Clifton will be 34-years-old and Tauscher will be 33 at the start of the 2010 season.
In addition, both players were starters on an offensive line that gave up 51 sacks last year, the most allowed by any team in the league in 2009.
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