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Lane Taylor

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Ace, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Ace

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    According to Rapoport on Twitter, the Packers have signed him to a 2 yr $4.15M deal. only $600K guaranteed.
     
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  2. captainWIMM

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    According to Ian Rapoport the deal is for two years, $4.15 million. Taylor can make another million in incentives over the duration of the contract.
     
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  3. Curly Calhoun

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    He can play multiple positions on the o-line, and while he's not spectacular, he's steady and doesn't cost you a ton of money. That's pretty much what you want in a back-up.
     
  4. Ace

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    Yep, classic Ted signing.
     
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  5. captainWIMM

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    Taylor provides much needed depth on the interior of the offensive line but I still think that more than $2 million per season is a bit too much for a back-up who can't play any tackle spots.
     
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  6. C-Lee

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    Meh.
     
  7. mradtke66

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    It's possible/likely that they see him as the heir apparent for either Lang or Sitton.

    Obviously he's not as good as either, but is probably sufficient as long as we keep Lang or Sitton.
     
  8. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    IMO he only backs up at OG. Tretter is the OL who backs up multiple positions along the OL. I like Tretter and Walker better backing up at OG and I think it's likely Rotheram will surpass Lane, although they shouldn't count on that for 2016. Lane seems to be the kind of player the FO should let test free agency and come back with his best offer.
     
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  9. Vrill

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    Depth signing. Teams need OL depth.
     
  10. Half Empty

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    How can this statement generate a Disagree?
     
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  11. Ace

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    Lol, I was wondering the exact same thing
     
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  12. Half Empty

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    OK, what inside joke did I miss. Now the post asking how a factual statement can generate a Disagree generates its own Disagree? Must be the off-season. :)
     
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  13. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    I disagree with your question about disagrees! :D
     
  14. Eli Haugen

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    Only 600k guaranteed..........easy out if we find a replacement...
     
  15. metallicblaze

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    I got really excited only to realize that this was not Lane Johnson. :(
     
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    I agree.
     
  17. Curly Calhoun

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    For what it's worth, this take from the Acme Packing Company:

    However, this move makes some sense from a depth perspective; starting guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang both have contracts that are set to expire at the conclusion of the 2016 season. Taylor can play either left or right guard and he started a pair of games in 2015 - one in relief of an injured Lang and the other in week 17 when Josh Sitton slid out to left tackle. Those solid performances and a good 2015 preseason helped to make his poor performance in 2014 against the Saints a distant memory.


    Furthermore, the structure of the contract appears to be very team-friendly. With just a $600,000 signing bonus, the Packers are protected in case Taylor fails to live up to expectations or does not develop like they hope. He obviously will be in the team's plans for 2016. However, if he regresses in the next twelve months, he could be released in 2017 with just a $300,000 dead money hit against the salary cap.


    http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/p...tion-packers-offensive-line-guard-sitton-lang
     
  18. Half Empty

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    It's early free agent time, so there's little Packer news. At least this thread stays active. Another Disagree, this time to a question. Let's see if we can keep the ball rolling and set a record. Mods - anybody know the max Disagrees for a single thread?
     
  19. tynimiller

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    Lane is a good emergency back up for G positions and hopefully never T's. Tretter is here for tackle back up.
     
  20. Eli Haugen

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    We need oline work. Tackles inconsistant. Guards too expensive to keep long term. 2 young centers... Tretter can play elswhere. But was suposed to be our center until linsley broke out.

    No depth. Lane taylor? Rodgers must be a little concerned.
     

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