The Green Bay Packers doled out $26 million in signing bonuses to ink wide receiver Davante Adams and center Corey Linsley to contract extensions, according to a source with access to NFL salary data. Taking advantage of nearly $10 million in salary-cap room left over in 2017, general manager Ted Thompson and negotiator Russ Ball saved about $6 million in future cap charges by getting the deals done in December. The Packers have $3,934,518 in salary-cap room they can carry over to 2018, according to the NFLPA’s website. They will have about $22 million of salary-cap room heading into the ’18 season. Adams’ four-year extension features $58,961,963 in new money and includes an $18 million signing bonus. Adams’ salary-cap numbers this year and beyond are: $4,857,127 in ’17, $10.6 million in ’18, $10.6 million in ’19, $16.6 million in ’20 and $16.6 million in ’21.
Packers save cap room with Davante Adams, Corey Linsley deals
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jan 3