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.
The #Packers signed G Lane Taylor to a 2-year deal worth $4.15M, source said. He gets $600K guaranteed.
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.