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Packers Unlikely To Franchise K Mason Crosby

According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, it’s unlikely that the Packers will use their franchise tag on K Mason Crosby before today’s deadline.

Silverstein mentions that Crosby’s next contract will likely leave him in the top three highest paid kickers when all is said in done.

Should Crosby test the open market, Silverstein believes there could be as many as 12 teams with interest in upgrading at kicker.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported last week that the Packers have been engaged in “regular talks” with Crosby, so it’s possible that they could get an extension in place before next Tuesday.

Crosby, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2007. He’s in line to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.

In 2015, Crosby appeared in all 16 games and converted 24 of 28 field goal attempts (85.7 percent) to go along with all 36 extra point tries and 40 touchbacks.

 

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