The Green Bay Packers announced Monday that they’ve signed G Lane Taylor to a contract extension.
- According to Ian Rapoport, Taylor receives a three-year, $16.5 million extension with a $5 million signing bonus and $7.8 million being paid out in 2017.
Taylor took over for veteran Josh Sitton after the Packers surprising cut Sitton loose at the start of last season and he did a pretty decent job overall.
Taylor, 27, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State back in 2013. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first three seasons and was in line to be a restricted free agent when the Packers signed him to a two-year, $4.15 million contract last year.
Taylor stands to make a base salary of $2.25 million for the 2017 season and would have been an unrestricted free agent next year.
In 2016, Taylor appeared in all 16 games for the Packers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 46 offensive tackle out of 75 qualifying players.