A.J. Hawk Contract Details Released; Packers Gain $2M In Cap Space

USA TODAY Sports

The details of A.J. Hawk's contract restructure are now public, and it will save the Packers about $7 million over the next three years.

We brought you the news on Friday that Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk had restructured his contract and taken a pay cut; now we have details of the restructuring. As reported by Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, Hawk has agreed to reduce his 2013 compensation from $5.45 million down to a more team-friendly $3.6 million.

Ultimately, this deal will save the Packers a little less than $2 million against the salary cap for 2013, as his cap number goes from $7.05 million to $5.2 million. In 2014, Hawk's salary drops by about $2.5 million and in 2015 it is reduced by nearly $3 million. All told, the total value of the remaining three years on Hawk's deal is reduced by about $7 million ($17.85 million to $10.6 million).

For people adamantly opposed to Hawk's presence on the roster in and of itself, anything short of cutting him outright won't be enough. But for people who think that he still holds some value as a piece to the defensive puzzle, it probably comes as a welcome sign that Hawk is at least willing to help out the team and acknowledge that he hasn't lived up to the contract that he signed a few years ago.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Join Acme Packing Company

You must be a member of Acme Packing Company to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Acme Packing Company. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker