The Packers and Crosby agreed to a four-year contract Tuesday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Tuesday's deadline to use the the franchise or transitional tag came and went, but only a few hours later, Crosby's agent revealed the development. During a Week 2 victory versus the Seahawks this past season, he drew past predecessor Ryan Longwell into the top spot in points in Packers annals and currently resides at 1,145 points in his nine-year career. The upcoming contract will last through his age-35 season, so considering he upholds his standard, he's put himself in position to be a Packer for life.
Crosby is expected to remain with the Packers without using the team's franchise tag, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports. Crosby, a sixth-round pick of the Packers in 2007, is seeking a long-term deal to remain in Green Bay. After making 24-of-28 field goals last season, the veteran is a priority signing for the Packers, who rarely use their franchise tag anyway. With that in mind, Crosby is expected to sign a new deal with the green and gold this offseason.
Crosby made two field goals and three extra points in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Redskins. Crosby cleared both a 29-yard and 43-yard field goal on Sunday. He has attempted a field goal in all but three games this season, one of which was against the Cardinals. The loss to the Cardinals was also the only time Crosby did not attempt an extra point this season.
Crosby made two field goals and an extra point in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Crosby got back on the board after posting a goose egg in Week 16, but he still finished with a single-digit point total for the 13th time in 16 regular season games.
Crosby did not attempt a field goal or extra point in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. The Packers went for two on their lone score of the game and could not do much with the ball otherwise, so Crosby was left with a goose egg in both the attempt and point columns. That's pretty clearly not what those who started him in a championship round were looking for.
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|5||10/10||New York Giants||33||9.13|