Packers Sign LB Christian Kirksey To Two-Year, $16M Deal

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Packers are signing LB Christian Kirksey to a two-year, $16 million contract on Monday. 

Kirksey will be reunited with Mike Pettine, who was the Browns head coach when Cleveland drafted him.

Kirksey visited with the Bills, Packers and Raiders last week, but it appears as though Green Bay proved to be his best option. 

It’s worth mentioning that signing Kirksey to a contract won’t impact a team’s 2021 compensatory picks, given that he was released this offseason.

Kirksey, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Browns back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.04 million contract when he agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $38 million and includes $20 million guaranteed.

Kirksey was set to make a base salary of $7.75 million for the 2020 season when the Browns released him this offseason. 

In 2019, Kirksey appeared in two games and recorded 11 tackles for the Browns before being placed on injured reserve. 

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