Packers kicker Mason Crosby takes a pay cut


The Green Bay Packers and kicker Mason Crosby agreed on a restructured contract Thursday, reports Brian McIntyre of Shutdown Corner.

Crosby was scheduled to earn $2.4 million in base salary during the 2013 season.  Under the restructured contract, Crosby will earn $800,000 in base salary, which will be fully guaranteed if he’s on the team’s roster on Saturday, Sept. 7. The six-year veteran can make up the $1.6 million difference through roster bonuses and performance incentives.

Crosby has spent the offseason battling Giorgio Tavecchio and undrafted rookie Zach Ramirez, after going 21 of 33 field goals in 2012.  Crosby has made 4 of 4 field goals with three touchbacks on five kickoffs in preseason and is likely the Packers’ kicker for 2013 after the team released both Tavecchio and Ramirez.

“I thought Mason hit the ball very well all week,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said after Tuesday’s practice. “That’s what you look for and that’s what he’s done for the majority of his career.”


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