Will Blackmon Signs Tender
Green Bay Packers cornerback/return man Will Blackmon has signed his restricted free agent tender, taking himself off the free agent market.
Blackmon’s one-year tender was for $1.176 million. He signed the deal on Monday when the Packers opened their offseason workout program.
The compensation if another team had signed Blackmon would have been a fourth round pick, but it’s unlikely he was generating much interest. Blackmon tore his ACL in October and had to have major reconstructive surgery.
When he’s healthy, Blackmon is a dynamic return man – he’s returned three punts for touchdowns in his career. It will be interesting to see if he can regain that form.
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