Mason Crosby will re-up with Packers
You don’t expect a lot of movement from the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, and their first major step was to keep one of their own from moving.
Former Pro Bowl kicker Mason Crosby was locked up this morning as he agreed to terms of a five-year contract, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Crosby made 22 of 28 field goals last season and is 78.1 percent through his career. It wasn’t his best season kicking and he had only four touchbacks – a career low – but he’s been a steady performer in a stadium that can be challenging for kickers when the weather gets colder.
The question is will the Packers be able to do something to retain the services of wide receiver James Jones. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has lobbied for him and the Packers have arguably the deepest corps of wide receivers in the NFL.
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