Packers extend Corey Linsley

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Another day, another contract extension for a Packer who was about to hit free agency.

The Packers announced that center Corey Linsley signed a contract extension this morning. Linsley is in the final season of the four-year contract he signed as a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.

Linsley is the only offensive lineman to start every game for the Packers this season and has started 53 regular-season games and seven postseason games since the Packers drafted him.

Yesterday the Packers extended receiver Davante Adams, who is also in the final year of his rookie deal. Green Bay G.M. Ted Thompson likes to extend his own draft picks rather than spend heavily in free agency, and with two of his own picks signed just before they became free agents, he’s continuing that practice heading into 2018.

29 responses to “Packers extend Corey Linsley

  1. “green bay G.M. ted thompson likes to extend his own draft picks rather than spend heavily in free agency…”

    Its evident free agency isn’t tt’s strong suit. & drafting/developing is a shot in the dark of late (Three running backs from the last class).
    Thank goodness he’s prolonging the legacy of the downward spiral.

  2. It’s a good thing. Both Devante Adams and Corey Linsley deals were done now to spread the signing bonus over the entire contract. Because these deals are taking money from 2017, it’s like adding an extra year on the deal. Linsley reportedly signed for 3 years 25.5 million. Signing bonus is spread over 4 years though so that lowers them numbers. Something they wouldn’t be able to do if they had waited to make a deal. So if your in the camp that wanted both these players to be resigned, it is a good thing. Had they tested the market they would both be receiving a larger contract or the Packers would end up paying more in the long term.

  3. The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.

  4. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.

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    Those would be the same polls that had you winning the division this year instead of finishing 5-6 games back and in third place?

  5. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.

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    By the way, I thought it was the Vikings who put their hope in the preseason projections?

  6. Good move – the Pack’s O-line is a strength.

    Some teams can already start focusing on next season, and apparently their fans can already start eagerly anticipating the 2018 pre-season polls.

  7. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.

    ÷÷÷÷÷

    Funny,it used to be that the Packer fans always liked to make jokes about Viking fans claiming to win the off-season championship every year. Looks like the Packer fans are already claiming their off-season championship and the season isn’t even over.

    By the way, the Packers were rated ahead of the Vikings before this season started. How did that work out for you?

  8. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.
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    Preseason polls and your super bowl against your rival Vikings are all that matters to the packers.

    Could go 1-15 and everything would be fine if that one win came against the Vikings.

    You take the preseason accolades, the Vikings will just win the North and continue to fight for the SB.

  9. meanwhile the Vikings have a better center on a rookie contract…it’s great to be Kings of the North…2 of the last 3 titles, beat the Pack 4 of last 5

  10. allight59 says:
    December 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    meanwhile the Vikings have a better center on a rookie contract…it’s great to be Kings of the North…2 of the last 3 titles, beat the Pack 4 of last 5.

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    Irrelevant. Nobody cares.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.
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    ^
    Desperation at it’s finest.

  12. Preseason polls don’t mean anything to me. Never have. I’ll leave those prognostications to the experts. They aren’t my predictions. I’m just stating a fact. Let’s see if the Vikings can get beyond one-and-done first, shall we?

  13. Do any of these signings play defense? Does anyone in GB realize what has caused them problems for past few seasons?

  14. Everyone in the NFCN hopes Ted Thompson, Dom Capers, Mike McCarthy, etc. are around for a good long time too.
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    You gotta love Viking fans. Rodgers gets hurt and they act like they’ve been Kings of the NFC for ages. McCarthy, Thompson, etc won more playoff games last year alone then your squad has since the turn of the decade. And seriously, can’t we have a packer story without a million insecure Viking fans trashing the place??

  15. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.

    stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm
    Preseason polls don’t mean anything to me. Never have. I’ll leave those prognostications to the experts. They aren’t my predictions. I’m just stating a fact. Let’s see if the Vikings can get beyond one-and-done first, shall we?

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    Talking out of both sides of your mouth again I see.

  16. pkrlvr- As illustrated so well this season- they’ve been fortunate enough to be riding on Rodgers back. They’ve been exposed. But you go right ahead and keep believing in them and the solid team they’ve put around the one-trick pony.

    And of course we NEVER see you on Vikings threads. Too funny. You Packer homers seem a bit testy these days. What’s wrong?

  17. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Let’s see if the Vikings can get beyond one-and-done first, shall we?

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    But we’ll have to wait to see that.

    So in the meantime- let’s see if the Packers can finish their season .5 So exciting.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    December 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    The Packers will still be rated ahead of the Vikings in the preseason polls next year, no matter what happens this year. Wait and see.
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    And there it is.
    The king fan of the Gumby’s celebrating next years preseason Super Bowl poll.
    You can’t make this kind of stuff up about Gumby fans.

    Its Stella’s plan to call the Vikings chokers and failures while he brags about preseason Super Bowl polls.

  19. Don’t care where you team ranked last year, dont care where they’ll be ranked going into next year. We all know the truth about your team with or without Rodgers. The Rams, Saints, Eagles or Vikings would’ve handled your sorry squad easily in the postseason this year and will do it again next year, if you make it.

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