Packers sign LB Preston Smith on four-year extension

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FILE PHOTO: November 29, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith (91) returns a fumbled recovery for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

March 14, 2022

Green Bay Packers linebacker Preston Smith signed a four-year contract extension that reportedly offers a chance to earn $71 million over the next five seasons.

Smith signed the deal Monday as the Packers work to reduce their salary cap burden for 2022.

Multiple reports put the value of the four-year extension appended to the final year of his current contract at $52.5 million and $65 million over the life of the five-year contract. With incentives, Smith could make $71 million.

Smith, 29, had 9.0 sacks and two forced fumbles in 2021 and has 49.5 career sacks in seven seasons.

He played for the Washington franchise from 2015 to 2018 before joining the Packers.

–Field level media Packers sign LB Preston Smith on four-year extension


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