The Green Bay Packers signed free-kick agent Dominik Eberle on Tuesday, giving them three on the roster. Does this mean the end for Mason Crosby?
The Green Bay Packers will have to make some big decisions this season, as they exceed the salary cap for the 2022 season of $48 million. They still have to wait for an answer from full-back Aaron Rodgers on whether he will stay with the team or go elsewhere or retire, and star wide receiver Davante Adams will be released on the open market. With that, some tough decisions may have to be made, and most likely involves striker Mason Crosby.
On Tuesday, February 22, the Packers announced that they had signed starter Dominik Eberle, bringing the team’s total on the depth chart to three. Athletic’s Matt Schneidman suggests this could be a sign that the team will move on from Crosby, rather than letting Eberle compete with JJ Molson.
Packers’ latest signing could mark the end of Mason Crosby’s tenure at Green Bay
Entering the 2022 tournament year, Crosby takes up $4.7 million in cap space. By releasing him before June 1, they will free up $2.4 million in captivity. But if they wait until after June 1, they will free up $3.1 million in space by 2022, each Spotrac.
Crosby is having a bad season, as he hit an on-field scoring rate of 73.5, his lowest record since 2012 (63.6). Crosby made nine of his 13 attempts from 30-39 yards and four of eight goals between 40-49.
Eberle was signed by the Las Vegas Raiders as an untrained freelance agent out of Wyoming in 2020. Coincidentally, his special team coordinator at the time was Rich Bisaccia, who currently holds that position in Green Bay. Eberle also spends time with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans.
In his only appearance in the NFL, Eberle made two of three scoring attempts, including one from 51 yards, and made all five additional scoring attempts in a 41-29 victory. of the Texans against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16.
It will be interesting if Eberle’s signing finally marks the end of Crosby’s 15-year tenure with the Packers.
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