Preston Smith gets contract extension

The outside linebacker gets a four year extension with $52.5M in new money.

From the man himself:

Per NFL Network, the outside linebacker gets a 4-year extension worth $52.5M in new money. Smith will get a bit more than $65M over 5 years in all with a chance to make $71M. He gets $14M in year 1.

The best news of all, his new deal should reduce his cap hit for 2022 pretty significantly. 

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dobber's picture

March 14, 2022 at 08:55 am

Good guy, team player, always available at a high-value position.

Always worry about signing guys well into their 30s, but that ship is sailing in GB.

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Coldworld's picture

March 14, 2022 at 12:27 pm

At least one ship is still afloat then

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Coldworld's picture

March 14, 2022 at 12:27 pm

At least one ship is still afloat then

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flackcatcher's picture

March 14, 2022 at 02:39 pm

Maybe. The window on this current team is all most shut. The organization made the decision for at least one more Superbowl shot. The releases are at positions the front office think they have equal or close to equal value. The Packers will be in transition next year. Guys like P. Smith are glue guys both on the field and in the locker room. After Rodgers, this team will be racially different, P. Smith will be critical in that move from Rodgers.

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stockholder's picture

March 14, 2022 at 09:27 am

Too much. There were better options. Gute lost his nut.

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uncle10's picture

March 14, 2022 at 07:55 pm

Nah. This one is right. Consistent Player at a Premium Position. But I agree with the Gute part. Paying Rodgers and Adams what they are going too is crazy. Both completely healthy in the playoffs, and non-factors. The Gute before 2021would have moved on, taken the "Denver Deal". The Manbun won the PR battle. Rodgers fan boys (both sexes) and Entitled Town brats (young and old) have ruined the Packers fan base. I just have to wait this insanity out...

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BirdDogUni's picture

March 14, 2022 at 09:29 am

Surprising how little/young he looks in that picture. Looks more like a Freshman signing a letter of intent than an NFL player signing a 3rd contract. Beautiful family though.

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Leatherhead's picture

March 14, 2022 at 09:31 am

This guy is a solid run defender. I'm glad we're keeping him.

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stockholder's picture

March 14, 2022 at 09:35 am

Packers released Z. Smith.

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MooPack's picture

March 14, 2022 at 09:44 am

And Billy Turner.

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Dragon5's picture

March 14, 2022 at 10:12 am

Now that PSmith signing is official, can only hope for the best...

"Dragon5
February 27, 2022 at 08:24 pm

Preston Smith has the highest injury risk of any Packer for the '22 season, particularly from November 17th on, when he enters his personal 7 (injury prone) year. If I'm Gute, I look for anything I can get from a prospective trade partner...dead cap hit is 7.25M https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/green-bay-packers/preston-smith-16762/

Rasual Douglas and Kevin King, if rostered, next highest injury risk."

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NickPerry's picture

March 14, 2022 at 03:24 pm

WTF is that...Common Dragon...

LOL..."Rasual Douglas and Kevin King, if rostered, next highest injury risk."

DUDE... Kevin King is an injury risk EVERY SEASON!!!

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Dragon5's picture

March 17, 2022 at 08:03 pm

re: King....yes because he's an injury prone 7 life path, and even more injury prone in a personal 7 year to boot...as far as I'm concerned he moves the line +3pts in any game he plays. Douglas is in the same boat this year, so I'm not keen on a re-up for either.

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

March 14, 2022 at 11:57 am

A year ago I would have guessed we keep Z Smith and release Preston. Things change quickly in the NFL.

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