The Green Bay Packers have locked up another core player, by giving eventual No. 2 receiver [intlink id=”22″ type=”category”]Jordy Nelson[/intlink] a three-year contract extension.
The extension is worth $12.6 million and will pay the receiver an average of $4.2 million per season. It includes a $3.5 million signing bonus and $5 million in guarantees.
Nelson, who would have become an unrestricted free agent in March, was playing out the final year of his rookie deal. He was making $600,000 before the extension.
The Journal Sentinel provides the rest of the particulars:
In 2012, Nelson has a $1 million base salary, a $1.5 million roster bonus, a per-game roster bonus of $200,000 and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $3.825 million.
In 2013, Nelson has a $2.7 million base salary, a $200,000 per-game roster bonus and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $4.025 million.
In 2014, Nelson has a $2.55 million base salary, a $200,000 per-game roster bonus and a workout bonus of $250,000. His cap salary will be $3.875 million.
Now that the Packers have locked up Nelson and guard [intlink id=”90″ type=”category”]Josh Sitton[/intlink], tight end [intlink id=”209″ type=”category”]Jermichael Finley[/intlink] remains the team’s biggest pending free agent.