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Mason Crosby, Packers agree to 4-year contract

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Green Bay has inked a long-term deal with its top specialist.

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The Green Bay Packers can check one of their top free-agent priorities off their to-do list. Mason Crosby has agreed to a new four-year deal to remain with the team that drafted him, according to the place kicker's agent Mike McCartney.

The full financial details of Crosby's contract have yet to surface, but it likely eclipses the average salary of the five-year, $14.75 million deal he signed in 2011. Other kickers such as the New England Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski have agreed to larger deals in recent years and the Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker just received the franchise tag, further pushing up the value of the top players at the position.

Crosby has long ranked among the league's best kickers, converting 85.7 percent of his field goal attempts over the last three seasons. Crosby was also one of the few kickers that did not miss on an extra point in 2015, the first season under the league's extended-distance extra-point rule. By securing Crosby's services through 2019, the Packers have one less worry moving forward.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.