Lock ’em Up: Packers Get Their Guys

March 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After inking Chad Clifton to an extension to a three-year extension, the Packers proved they weren't done. Despite having Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins and starting nose tackle Ryan Pickett signed to one-year deals, getting those two signed long-term was considered the offseason's highest priority.
Packer fans can breathe a little easier now.
Ted Thompson has always been known for focusing on drafting and retaining players, rather than making splashes in FA, and here, he stuck to his roots. There was some question about deals getting done, as many expected Collins' deal to be finalized by training camp, but nothing materialized.
On Friday, Collins signed a three-year extension (in addition to the upcoming season) worth $23.4 million. Including this season's $3.3 million tender he signed as a restricted free agent, the deal is four years and worth $26.7 million, including $14 million this season. Whether he's worth that much as a safety is another discussion. For now,...

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