Report: Packers sign G Lane Taylor to three-year extension

By Vincent Frank

Taking care of one of their own prior to the start of the regular season, the Green Bay Packers have reportedly signed guard Lane Taylor to a three-year extension. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth $16.5 million.

A former undrafted free agent from Oklahoma State, Taylor started all 16 games at left guard for the Packers last season. It was the 27-year-old offensive lineman’s first season as a full-time starter.

With Taylor set to become a free agent following the 2017 season, it was a move Green Bay simply needed to make. The team lost long-time guard T.J. Lang to the division-rival Detroit Lions in the offseason. It simply could not afford losing another starter on the interior of the offensive line.