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Lane Taylor

Packers Have Re-Signed Lane Taylor

Lane Taylor

Look who’s making a splash in free agency! The Green Bay Packers! The Packers have re-signed backup offensive lineman Lane Taylor.

Taylor, who was about to become a restricted free agent, gets a new two-year deal.

Although there’s not a lot of guaranteed money there, which is a plus for the Packers, the deal is still interesting.

It averages more than $2 million per season. If the Packers simply would have offered Taylor the low restricted free agent tender, they could have gotten him for $1.671 million in 2016.

The Packers paid slightly more in order to add the second season to the deal, a sign they value him as a player.

Taylor started two games at guard for the Packers in 2015. Those are his only two career starts in three seasons, but he performed well enough.

The Packers simply don’t have many good backups on the offensive line. It was wise for them to keep Taylor.

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5 Comments

  1. Jschizl March 8, 2016

    I would just play Jeff Janis at guard or tackle problem solved

  2. elafave March 8, 2016

    I would construct Janis/Lyerla human centipede and just have them be our O-line… that would free up 3 more roster spots. Then we could have 5 Quarterbacks, in case Rodgers goes down.

    1. PF4L March 9, 2016

      I’m speechless

  3. Pat March 8, 2016

    A sign they’re planning on moving on from either (or both) 2017 UFAs Sitton/Lang? Yikes.

  4. MJ March 9, 2016

    Short answer : insurance policy.