Packers Rumors: Lane Taylor Agrees to Rework Contract to Free $3M in Cap Space

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 30, 2020

Green Bay Packers guard Lane Taylor (65) stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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The Green Bay Packers have freed up cap space for 2020 by adjusting offensive lineman Lane Taylor's contract. 

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Packers will save $3 million after Taylor agreed to rework a deal that will now pay him "$1.5 million, including a $100,000 signing bonus."

The Packers have yet to sign any of their 2020 draft picks and were pushing up against the cap. 

Per Spotrac, Green Bay had $10.7 million available before reworking Taylor's deal. He was set to have a cap hit of $5.487 million in 2020. 

Evan "Tex" Western of Acme Packing Co. noted that the Packers' rookie contracts would likely count at around $2 million against the cap this season. 

Taylor is entering the final season of a three-year, $16.5 million contract he signed in September 2017. He played just two games last year because of the biceps injury he suffered in a Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings

After going undrafted out of Oklahoma State in 2013, Taylor signed with the Packers and was primarily a backup in his first three seasons. The 30-year-old has been entrenched at left guard since 2016, starting 47 of the 48 games he's played.