The Green Bay Packers just got a great deal on Randall Cobb.
The wide receiver was one of the team’s priorities in free agency, but he never hit the open market as the team was able to sign him to a four-year, $40 million deal. Cobb and fellow wide receiver Jordy Nelson will now each have the same yearly salary average, keeping intact one of the most talented receiving corps in the league.
The Packers were able to secure quite the hometown discount on Randall Cobb. The wide receiver reportedly turned down some much bigger offers to sign with the Packers before he hit the open market. Reports indicated that a handful of other teams were offering a $48 million deal over four years, meaning he was willing to take $8 million less to stay with Aaron Rodgers and what looks to be a Super Bowl ready squad.
Per a source, the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and one unnamed team were offering Randall Cobb as much as $48 million over 4 years
— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) March 8, 2015
With Randall Cobb signed, the Green Bay Packers still have some other business to attend to. Their next free agency priority, right tackle Bryan Bulaga, is reportedly seeking a contract worth between $7 million and $8 million a year.
That might be too much for the Packers, noted Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
“One of the sources said the Packers had no intention of paying Bulaga $7 million per year,” he wrote. “The sources indicated that the teams showing the most interest in Bulaga were Jacksonville, Washington and Tampa Bay, all of whom have great need on the offensive line.”
Silverstein continued, “Even if Bulaga leaves, the Packers are secure in knowing that they will be loaded at the skill positions next year and beyond. Not only do they have the three veterans in place through 2018, they have receivers Davante Adams, Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis under contract another three years as well.”
But with Randall Cobb now signed, the Green Bay Packers likely have what they need to make yet another run at the Super Bowl.
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