Packers Left with Plenty of Cap Space After Rodgers Deal

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Packers Left with Plenty of Cap Space After Rodgers Deal
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By structuring QB Aaron Rodgers' five-year, $110 million extension the way they did, the Packers have left themselves a lot of flexibility to extend other players or carryover a large amount of cap space into 2014. The official numbers for Rodgers' deal reached the NFLPA and, according to a source, the data shows that Rodgers received a $35 million signing bonus that is spread over the first five years of the contract. They lowered his base salary from $9.75 million to $4.5 million (plus $500,000 workout), so his cap number for 2013 is $12 million...

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