Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby (2) kicks a field goal in the second quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers restructure contract of kicker Mason Crosby

During the 2011 season, Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was one of the most effective and efficient kickers in the league, posting a near 86% accuracy rate.

But in a league where it’s all about ‘what have you done lately’, Crosby was nothing short of awful in the 2012 campaign, hitting just 60% of his attempted field goals.

That lead to the Packers requesting Crosby to restructure his contract, which he agreed to do considering he’d be out of a roster spot had he not.

Scheduled to earn over $2 million dollars for this season, Crosby has been dropped down to a base salary of just $800,000 (just, lol). Though, Crosby will have an opportunity to elevate that over $1.5 million through roster bonuses and incentives.

Per Yahoo Sports:

Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby has restructured his contract, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to Shutdown Corner on Thursday.

Crosby had been 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. Crosby can make up the $1.6 million difference via roster bonuses throughout the season and through performance incentives.

The remaining two years of Crosby’s contract were not changed.

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