Though the Green Bay Packers announced the signing of Lance Kendricks on Saturday, details of the tight end's contract remained elusive. That changed Monday night when ESPN's Rob Demovsky reported that Kendricks' deal pays out $4 million over the next two seasons and includes a $1.2 million signing bonus.
Kendricks' deal averages less per year than the one-year, $2.75 million deal Jared Cook signed with the Packers last offseason. Both hit the open market after the Los Angeles Rams released them in cost-saving moves. In their final seasons with the Rams, both tight ends finished with nearly 500 receiving yards. Kendricks caught two touchdowns while Cook hauled in none, however.
With Martellus Bennett and Kendricks under contract for multiple seasons, the Packers seem to have their top tight ends settled for the foreseeable future. Still, given the incoming class of tight ends, the team might still consider taking one at some point during the 2017 NFL Draft.