Packers’ Lane Taylor Agrees To Pay Cut

The Packers and Lane Taylor have agreed to revise his contract, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). Taylor was originally set to earn a non-guaranteed base salary of $3.8MM for 2020, but it was completely non-guaranteed. Now, the veteran guard will make less than half of that – $1.5MM, with a $100K signing bonus. 

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Taylor was a likely release candidate for the Packers, who could have cut him without much in the way of cap consequences. Taylor, a former undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State, started 45 games for the Packers between 2016 and 2018. He started the first two games of 2019 at left guard, but a biceps injury suffered in a September win over the Vikings wiped out his year.

With the reworked deal, Taylor will have a chance to stick on the roster and compete with Elgton Jenkins for the starting left guard spot, opposite of Billy Turner.

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  1. greekgodoffantasybaseball

    Smart depth move. He won’t compete with Jenkins. Jenkins is on track for multiple Pro Bowls. He will compete with Turner, Wagner and the rookies for the two spots on the right side of the line and back up Jenkins at LG.

    • wagner13

      Wagner has his position locked up. He’ll compete strictly with Turner. However, considering Wagner’s injury history, he may be needed for depth purposes

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