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Green Bay Packers re-sign K Mason Crosby to four-year deal

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 2, 2016 at 4:08 PM
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The Green Bay Packers re-signed kicker Mason Crosby to a four-year contract on Wednesday, just a week before he would have become a free agent.

No terms were announced but on Tuesday multiple media outlets reported that Crosby's deal is worth $16.1 million, including a $5 million signing bonus.

Crosby, 31, is now the third-highest paid kicker in the league based on average per year ($4.025 million), according to ESPN.com. He trails only Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker (who received the franchise tag of $4.572 million) and New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski ($4.186 million).

Crosby just completed his ninth season with Green Bay, connecting on 24 of 28 field goals (85.7 percent) and all 36 extra-point tries. He was one of five kickers in the league to convert all of his extra-point attempts, with his 36 being the second most among those players behind only Gostkowski (52).

Crosby finished the season with 108 points, marking his franchise-best ninth consecutive season with 100-plus points. Crosby kicks in some of the worst weather conditions at Lambeau Field, making his percentages even more impressive.

Originally drafted by the Packers as the third of three choices in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Crosby ranks No. 1 in franchise history in points (1,145), field goals (236) and 50-yard field goals (27). He ranks No. 2 in NFL history for the most points in his first nine seasons, trailing only Gostkowski (1,179). Crosby has appeared in 144 regular-season games for Green Bay, connecting on 236 of 296 field goals (79.7 percent), and 15 postseason games, hitting 23 of 25 field goals (92.0 percent). Dating back to 2010, he has made 20 consecutive field goals in the postseason, an NFL playoff record.

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