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Mason Crosby likely more secure after pay cut

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Packers kicker Mason Crosby had to outperform two younger options this offseason, but taking one pay cut might be the biggest thing he did to secure his job.

According to Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports, Crosby restructured his contract recently.

His $2.4 million base salary was dropped to $800,000, though that will be fully guaranteed if he’s on the team’s roster Sept. 7. He can make up the difference in roster bonuses over the course of the season and other incentives based on performance.

The Packers didn’t touch either of the two remaining years of his deal.

Crosby had to fend off Giorgio Tavecchio for most of the offseason and Zach Ramirez this week.

But being cheaper than he used to be helped as much as beating out two youngsters.

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19 Responses to “Mason Crosby likely more secure after pay cut”
  1. sandblastermoron says: Aug 29, 2013 12:23 PM

    and the rest of the League says “thank you Turd Bay for bringing this mental midget back!!!”

  2. jimboinlimbo says: Aug 29, 2013 12:24 PM

    Good for Mason…and the rest of the NFC!

  3. TBaySlim says: Aug 29, 2013 12:32 PM

    first time he costs them the game will be his last kick for GB, he routinely miss hits his kicks

  4. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:37 PM

    I suppose that will adequately address his confidence issues.

  5. jhein23 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:42 PM

    He was waaay overpaid. But I will say he’s the best onside kicker I’ve ever seen but how often do you really need that skill

  6. claymatthewshair says: Aug 29, 2013 12:42 PM

    Great. Now we have a sucky kicker, but at least he’s cheaper. I love the Pack, but I’m setting the over/under for games Crosby costs the Packers at 3.

  7. kotcha23 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:44 PM

    That’s a big pay cut. The Packers definitely used their leverage in this situation to get a better deal. If he would have said no, they probably would have signed back Tavecchio or maybe even Kickalicious…

  8. thefavrefather says: Aug 29, 2013 12:45 PM

    I don’t care how much of a pay cut he took. Missin Crosby still stinks!!

  9. doall24 says: Aug 29, 2013 12:46 PM

    he was smart to restructure. he has a strong leg, really hope he improves accuracy.

  10. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 29, 2013 1:35 PM

    Apparently Green Bay values saving money over winning.

  11. Troll_toll says: Aug 29, 2013 1:47 PM

    my money is on Crosby getting his swag back this year.

  12. Norseman says: Aug 29, 2013 2:11 PM

    I guess cheap is better than good in the Packer organization.

    But hey, TT is a genius!

  13. conormacleod says: Aug 29, 2013 3:14 PM

    What happened, did the printer run out of Packer owner stock to print?

    Oh well, at least the Packers don’t have two suspect offensive tackles and no running game. Oh…wait…

  14. thesconnienation says: Aug 29, 2013 3:15 PM

    Gotta love the comments calling the Packers cheap. Just a little while back they were “overspending” on Rodgers.

  15. aldante66 says: Aug 29, 2013 3:19 PM

    Another TT ruse. The Lions let a strong legged kicker go two days ago and no interest from the Pack. Now I know why, Ted was in the process of saving a buck with Crosby. Dam well better hope he can kick those 48 yarders because that’s as close as your getting to the goal line.

    Your QB will be on his ass all day, no running game yet, no O line and your defense still can’t get off the field in three downs. Packers will go 0-5 to start the season then it will go downhill from there.

  16. aldante66 says: Aug 29, 2013 3:22 PM

    Why do fans think the Pack will dump Crosby? They had every dam chance in the world last year to do it and in the Spring, via the draft, try outs and he is still there. Could it be they don’t want to pay for a quality kicker? Two were recently released and neither wanted to entertain going to the Packers. Must be da moooney

  17. deltaoracle says: Aug 29, 2013 3:44 PM

    People who worry about Mason Crosby need to get on with their lives. And I’d appreciate it if they’d also get on with mine, so I can spend more time worrying.

  18. doall24 says: Aug 29, 2013 6:22 PM

    aldante66 says: Aug 29, 2013 3:19 PM

    Another TT ruse. The Lions let a strong legged kicker go two days ago and no interest from the Pack. Now I know why, Ted was in the process of saving a buck with Crosby. Dam well better hope he can kick those 48 yarders because that’s as close as your getting to the goal line.

    Your QB will be on his ass all day, no running game yet, no O line and your defense still can’t get off the field in three downs. Packers will go 0-5 to start the season then it will go downhill from there.
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    please print this out and eat these words when we win the NFC North AGAIN. you obviously don’t know we have the best QB in the game. you can also eat eddie lacy’s dust as he runs by and through your defenders.

  19. hansenbrothers says: Aug 29, 2013 10:13 PM

    In January, I woulda bet you $100 that Crosby wouldn’t be back in September. And I woulda lost $100.

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