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Report: Packers' Crosby restructures deal

Jay Sorgi

Giorgio Tavecchio, Mason Crosby. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Report: Packers' Crosby restructures deal

CREATED Aug. 29, 2013

Perhaps we now know why it became easier for the Packers to keep Mason Crosby on the roster after a competition filled summer involving his job.

Yahoo Sports reports that the Packers and Crosby agreed to a restructured contract which only pays him $800,000 as a base salary in 2013 instead of $2.4 million.

He can reportedly regain the other $1.6 million through various bonuses.

It wasn't until Tuesday, when Crosby had a near-perfect day in practice, that he was able to keep his job after the Packers released both Giorgio Tavecchio and Zach Ramirez, who competed for Crosby's job.

More details were released Thursday afternoon from the Journal Sentinel's Tom Silverstein.