Mason Crosby Took a Pay Cut
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.