With the Green Bay Packers’ veterans starting to show up to move into the dorms on Tuesday, general manager Brian Gutekunst dropped a bit of a surprise on fans awaiting Wednesday’s shareholders meeting and the team’s first practice on Tuesday.
Upon showing up to town, Dean Lowry, a fourth-round pick from the Packers’ 2016 draft class, became the first member of that class to earn a second contract in the NFL. Lowry signed a new deal that will give him a bit over $20 million on three more years.
All told, the Packers still have six of their seven picks from 2016 on the roster. With all but one of them set to be free agents after the season — the Packers picked up their fifth-year option on first-round pick Kenny Clark — there are possibilities there for more contracts to come in before the end of the season.
So while the team gets to work, expect some of these players’ agents to keep working with Gutekunst over the coming weeks and months. Don’t be surprised if another player or two gets a new deal before the 2019 season expires.
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