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Packers lock up Mason Crosby for five years

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may think re-signing wide receiver James Jones should be the team’s top priority, but the Packers prioritized their kicker first.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that kicker Mason Crosby has agreed to terms with the Packers on a five-year deal.

Crosby was a sixth-round draft pick of the Packers in 2007, and he’s been their kicker ever since. He hasn’t shown off a particularly strong leg on kickoffs (just four touchbacks last season), but he had a solid 2010 on field goals, making 22 of 28 including a career-long 56-yarder.

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25 Responses to “Packers lock up Mason Crosby for five years”
  1. kingmj4891 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:32 AM

    Here’s hoping for an EPIC Packers failure this Season!

  2. melonnhead says: Jul 27, 2011 8:38 AM

    Most would consider 78.5% FG’s as pretty crappy. Tied him for 30th in the league last season.

  3. scoops1 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:53 AM

    no brainer

  4. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 27, 2011 8:54 AM

    The guy scares me every time he lines up for an important kick. He needs to get his percentage way up. I don’t think he has ever made a game winning kick late. Luckily we seldom need him to.

  5. clintonportisheadd says: Jul 27, 2011 8:54 AM

    kingmj4891 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:32 AM

    Here’s hoping for an EPIC Packers failure this Season!

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    Why not wish for Scarlett Johansson to show up in your bed tonite begging for you to make love to her? After all, theres about as much of a chance of that happening as the Pack collapsing this year. Idiot.

  6. hodag54501 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:04 AM

    Most would consider 78.5% FG’s as pretty crappy. Tied him for 30th in the league last season…

    Apparently he was so “crappy” he helped the Packers win the Super Bowl. He has a leg that can kick in wet, cold weather.
    Also, if you cut him you can sign Harlan “Quikick” Mergatroidski from the long list of Super Bowl winning kickers just waiting for employment on the free agent list.(snicker and sigh)

  7. jerlee7 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:04 AM

    man I prayed we didn’t need him to make a kick in the playoffs

  8. countyk66ers says: Jul 27, 2011 9:05 AM

    A couple of those misses hit the goalpost, so yeah he has a ton of potential.

  9. jimmysee says: Jul 27, 2011 9:08 AM

    kingmj4891 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 8:32 AM

    Here’s hoping for an EPIC Packers failure this Season!

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    That “crossed fingers” method has a pretty low record of success.

  10. stellarperformance says: Jul 27, 2011 9:15 AM

    kingmj4891 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 8:32 AM
    Here’s hoping for an EPIC Packers failure this Season!
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    I can’t blame you for feeling the way you do….when year-after-year, all you have is hope. Don’t throw out your “Maybe Next Year”
    t-shirt.

  11. mvp43 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    Good move by Ted Thompson to sign Crosby. He doesn’t have the strongest leg but he’s money from 0-29 yards (40/41) and 30-39 yards he’s (31/38) in his career.

    One thing for sure is that the Packers will move the ball and most likely end up in his 0-29 yard comfort zone most often. That’s piece of mind for McCarthy know that he won’t need to break in a new kicker.

  12. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    clintonportisheadd says:
    Jul 27, 2011 8:54 AM
    kingmj4891 says: Jul 27, 2011 8:32 AM

    Here’s hoping for an EPIC Packers failure this Season!

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    Why not wish for Scarlett Johansson to show up in your bed tonite begging for you to make love to her? After all, theres about as much of a chance of that happening as the Pack collapsing this year. Idiot.

    ________________

    Or for the vikes to win the Super Bowl…actaully your Scarlett scenario is probably just a bit more likely….

  13. 1mge says: Jul 27, 2011 9:29 AM

    Lock in Jones, there’s 7+ FA WR’s that are higher on other teams radar so I think we’d get him for less than people expect. His best move would be a 1yr deal at GB, have a great year then get big FA $$ next year but I hope we lock him down.

  14. romeisfallingagain says: Jul 27, 2011 9:41 AM

    clintonportisheadd says:Jul 27, 2011 8:54 AM

    Why not wish for Scarlett Johansson to show up in your bed tonite begging for you to make love to her? After all, theres about as much of a chance of that happening as the Pack collapsing this year. Idiot.

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    Outstanding.

  15. axespray says: Jul 27, 2011 9:41 AM

    Mason made that game winning kick against the eagles in his first game….

    whiff’d on a ton of potential game winners in 08′ (close losses that were blamed on Rodgers)

    idk, he’s got a good leg; our win against the jets for example, windy conditions, tough defense, etc.

    Idk, maybe he’ll be like Longwell and become more accurate with experiance.

  16. rpiotr01 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:48 AM

    McCarthy has a habit of marching him out there for 55+ yard kicks in very adverse conditions, which has an effect on his overall accuracy percentage.

    Overall he’s a good kicker, he works hard and he’s low maintenance. Smart to lock him up. On to the next thing…

  17. melonnhead says: Jul 27, 2011 9:56 AM

    Apparently he was so “crappy” he helped the Packers win the Super Bowl.

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    Did he? Or did they win it in spite of him?

    Could have used the 3 points he didn’t get on a 37 yard attempt late in the 20-17 loss to the Bears last year, right?

    Or the 3 he didn’t get with seconds left in that 16-13 loss against the Redskins?

  18. schmitty2 says: Jul 27, 2011 9:58 AM

    hodag54501 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 9:04 AM
    Most would consider 78.5% FG’s as pretty crappy. Tied him for 30th in the league last season…

    Apparently he was so “crappy” he helped the Packers win the Super Bowl. He has a leg that can kick in wet, cold weather.
    Also, if you cut him you can sign Harlan “Quikick” Mergatroidski from the long list of Super Bowl winning kickers just waiting for employment on the free agent list.(snicker and sigh)

    Let’s ease up there Mr. Head of the Crosby Fan club. He was good from close range and thats about it. Any average kicker can come play for Green Bay and have just as much success when you have a high powered offense like they do

  19. virusgvr says: Jul 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    I didn’t do the research on this one, but Isn’t Scarlet Johansen dead?

  20. pigeonpea says: Jul 27, 2011 11:13 AM

    virusgvr says:
    I didn’t do the research on this one, but Isn’t Scarlet Johansen dead?

    Dead or alive, does it really make that much difference in this scenario?

  21. vikescry1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:37 AM

    bohahhahahahahahahahahahahaha roflmao dead! don’t worry viqueen fans mcnabb is coming to town! now we’re just waiting for favre to have his junk itch and he’ll be back saying I JUST WANNA PLAY….

  22. packerbacker12 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:51 PM

    “Most would consider 78.5% FG’s as pretty crappy. Tied him for 30th in the league last season.”

    He is still one of the better kickers in the league. Not to mention has one of the strongest legs in the league as well.

  23. thehatefulnerd says: Jul 27, 2011 1:53 PM

    Yeah for those of us who actually watch him play, we know that he does have a very strong leg. In fact, I’d take his leg strength over his accuracy any day.
    That said, the dude not only is asked to kick a disproportionate number of 50+ yarders, but is also asked to do so in wind, rain, snow, freezing temps, etc.

  24. stavreafavre says: Jul 27, 2011 3:39 PM

    Probably better than pinning their hopes on some untested guy no one else wants. Aaaaand that’s about it. Meanwhile it’s nice that Rodgers is sticking up for a member of his receiving corps, but most Packer fans would not put a high priority on getting James “Wildly Inconsistent” Jones back for another year.

  25. tangysizzl says: Jul 27, 2011 6:16 PM

    Glad to see Crosby back. Sure hes not the absolute best Kicker I have seen in my many years of watching football but his leg strength will be a major asset for this team under the new kickoff rules,(at least in the 1st half of the season).

    Anybody out there that is hoping for a Packers SB hangover, you might want to think again. You can thank the lockout for that, after 4 + months of rest and rejuvenation everyone I have seen so far is amped about getting back to work and defending that title.

    Im not gonna say they will repeat but the team is loaded with talent and the sky is the limit for them. Can’t wait to get started, training camp is gonna be fun to watch this year.

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