Mason Crosby likely more secure after pay cut

AP

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.

19 responses to “Mason Crosby likely more secure after pay cut

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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