Packers sign Lane Taylor to contract extension

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The Packers made headlines before the start of last season when they parted ways with guard Josh Sitton and handed his job on the left side to Lane Taylor.

Taylor’s in the headlines on Monday, but for a very different reason. The Packers announced that they have signed Taylor to a contract extension.

Neither financial terms nor the length of the deal were in Green Bay’s announcement.

Taylor signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2013 and has played in 46 games over the last four seasons. He made two starts in 2015 and was one of three linemen to start every game for the Packers last year. If all goes well, the contract extension sets him up to continue holding down a spot in the starting lineup beyond 2017.

UPDATE 12:37 p.m. ET: Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the deal is worth $16.5 million over three years with a $5 million signing bonus.

16 responses to “Packers sign Lane Taylor to contract extension

  1. Good news. Taylor pretty much stepped right in place of Sitton and the O-line never missed a beat. I would imagine Jahri Evans’ pedigree means he’ll do fine in place of T.J. Lang but I really hated seeing Lang go. Detroit is going to love this guy. Looks and talks like a big old teddy bear, but an absolute enforcer. I pity the fool that ever cheap-shots one of his teammates. Pity. The. Fool.

    The move I fear the most is/was letting JC Tretter get away. I’m entirely on board with Ted’s philosophy of “better to let a guy go a year too early than a year too late” but I fear this will be Cullen Jenkins all over again. Tretter can play, and play well, anywhere on the O-line. Cleveland REALLY scored a gem here.

  2. With moves like these it’s no wonder that the Packers have advanced further than any NFC North team for going on 8 straight seasons.

    It really is better football.

    For better people.

  3. This will be the best O-line in the league if everyone is healthy. I feel pretty good about Murphy backing up at guard or right tackle but if Bakhtiari gets hurt that’s a big problem. So far Spriggs is a bust.

  4. This will be the best O-line in the league if everyone is healthy.
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    Yes, yes, everyday we are told on here how everything about the Packers is the best of the best of the best of the best. (During the preseason)

  5. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 4, 2017 at 7:31 pm
    Easily the biggest waste of cash by the worst GM in the league.
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    It wouldn’t make the top 100 “waste of cash by the worst GM in the league.”

    No. 1 would have to be Adrian Peterson and Spielman.

  6. Lane Taylor is the new Josh Sitton, only younger and cheaper and now better. Dude is a freaking beast inside.
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    Taylor will be 28 this season, and its only his 2nd year as a starter.

    He has no buisness being compared to Sitton, who was a 2x All-Pro at this point of his career.

  7. Lane Taylor is the new Josh Sitton,
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    So he will be publicly criticizing Mike McCarthy’s offensive game plan following the Packers loss to Seattle in the season opener is what you are saying.

  8. “No. 1 would have to be Adrian Peterson and Spielman.”

    Or Bernard Berrian, Troy Williamson, Erasmus James, Madieu Williams, Fred Smoot, Koren Robinson, Cordell Patterson, Percy Harvin, insert name of any Viking QB after 1978, …. whew. No wonder they’ve never won a Super Bowl.

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