Mason Crosby Took a Pay Cut

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Mason Crosby blows it

Mason Crosby blows it

The Green Bay Packers have restructured kicked Mason Crosby’s contract.

Crosby was set to make $2.4 million this season, but he agreed to a pay cut to $800,000. According to Shutdown Corner, that amount is guaranteed if he’s on the roster on Sept. 7.

Crosby can earn some of the money back through incentives, however. He has $1.6 million tied to roster bonuses and performance-based incentives.

The remaining two years on Crosby’s deal haven’t changed.

For this season at least, the contract is kind of a put up or shut up deal and after Crosby hit a career-low 63.6 percent of his field goal attempts in 2012, that probably favors the Packers financially.

The Packers brought in two guys to compete with Crosby this offseason — Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez. Tavecchio was released on Monday and Ramirez, who was signed on Sunday, was released on Tuesday.

Although coach Mike McCarthy said Tavecchio was still a part of the kicking competition after his release, it seems pretty likely the job is Crosby’s unless he goes out and lays an egg tonight in the final preseason game.

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12 Comments on "Mason Crosby Took a Pay Cut"

  1. Abe Frohman

    I would be happy to take $800K a year to miss field goals. I’m seriously wondering if he has pictures of MM’s wife.

  2. therealChuckywasCecil

    Saving 1.6 million dollars won’t mean much to Packer fans when he misses a last second kick.

  3. the real russ letlow

    not a whole lotta love here for Mason Crosby! I agree with most of the reasoning. An inconsistent kicker is a HUGE liability, and could mean the difference in the playoffs. But, with this move, he has called the bet and pushed his pile of chips into the middle of the table. No makey FGs, no money. If he hits like he did the last week of TC, we got ourselves some serious good kicking. If he swoons again, this protects the Packers cap wise and he is history. “Hello, Sergio?, I mean Giorgio?….get your butt on a plane to Green Bay right away!….”

  4. Shawn iltarion

    Crosby should have been cut once Tavecchio proved he could make a 40 yarder, but since he wasn’t, this is a good deal for the Packers.

    Props to Crosby for agreeing to it. He didn’t have to. He gives himself more latitude by doing so, but still…

  5. Mithai

    That is how all players should be paid period with a base and incentive pay for performance. Then no one phones it in and screwing the pooch can cost you big time. About damn time. Hell Jared Bush would owe his salary and then some back to the Pack for his performance over the years for the privilege of wearing green and gold.

  6. PF4L

    How much would Tramon owe back?…lol….$40,000 for every missed tackle, $25,000 for every candy ass missed shoulder tackle. $25,000 for being faked 5 yards away on a completion to his guy. $50,000 for being faked out 8+ yards away from his guy. $30,000 for every time his guy catches the ball, and Tramon then points to one of his teammates that it was their fault…..Get the checkbook out T W.

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