The Green Bay Packers are staying busy before the potential work stoppage, signing safety [intlink id=”525″ type=”category”]Charlie Peprah[/intlink] to a two-year deal, according to Fox Sports Adam Caplan.
The deal is reportedly worth $2.3 million.
This comes on the heels of linebacker [intlink id=”80″ type=”category”]A.J. Hawk[/intlink]’s new five-year deal, which the Packers finalized, Thursday.
Peprah played sparingly in his first four NFL seasons. He was cut by the Packers before the start of the 2009 season, went on to play two games for the [intlink id=”127″ type=”category”]Atlanta Falcons[/intlink] that year, and was brought back to Green Bay in 2010.
That turned out to be a good move.
Peprah stepped into the starting lineup in week five, after [intlink id=”1034″ type=”category”]Morgan Burnett[/intlink] went on injured reserve. Although he was never spectacular, Peprah proved capable, finishing with the year with 63 tackles and two interceptions.
He’s expected to back up Burnett in 2011.
Kudos to Peprah for being a team guy, knowing where his value is, and accepting a reasonable offer to maintain the depth and success of this team. Smart kid.
Safe to say Bigby will be a Viking next year?
Another nice move out of TT. Charlie is a big hitter back there and a good last line of defense. Congrats Charlie P. !
Fuck bigby…he can be Jeff Ircinks new favorite vikings
63 tackles in only 11 games???? thats fucking great for a safety!! Peprah really REALLY stepped up to the plate for us this year. i’d be surprised if morgan burnett was automatically the starter, he’s gonna have to work for it to play better than peprah
Quite the coup to get this guy at this price. Great move for our depth. Barnett will be coming back and Woodson is a possible safety as well.