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.
#Packers sign G Lane Taylor to 3-yr extension for $16.5M, source said. $5M signing bonus. $7.8M total in 2017. Nice for an underrated player
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 4, 2017
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.