The Green Bay Packers thought enough of Oklahoma State offensive lineman Lane Taylor to make him their highest-paid college free agent this offseason. Shortly after last month’s NFL draft, the Packers gave the 6-foot-3, 328-pound guard a $7,000 signing bonus to sign in Green Bay, according to a source with access to NFL salary information. Taylor, 23, played in 50 games and made 47 starts for the Cowboys. A first-team all-Big 12 selection by both the coaches and media, Taylor started all 24 games at right guard over his final two seasons and did not allow a sack. Behind Taylor, the Packers paid signing bonuses of $5,000 to Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown, Mississippi defensive tackle Gilbert Pena, Ohio State tight end Jake Stoneburner and Eastern Michigan outside linebacker Andy Mulumba. The Packers also awarded a $4,500 signing bonus to Louisiana Tech receiver Miles White and a $4,000 bonus to Texas A&M center Patrick Lewis. For as much praise as Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave Kansas State running back Angelo Pease during this past week’s rookie orientation camp, the team did not award him a signing bonus.
Taylor gets top bonus among undrafted rookies
Packers News | May 19