Earlier this morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that the Packers have re-signed offensive guard Lane Taylor to a two year contract worth $4.15 million dollars. He also reported that the deal includes $600,000 guaranteed.
The #Packers signed G Lane Taylor to a 2-year deal worth $4.15M, source said. He gets $600K guaranteed.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016
This is a nice pay day for the backup lineman, who originally went un-drafted out of Oklahoma State in 2013. The Packers have an elite duo of offensive guards in T.J. Lang & Josh Sitton, but the entire offensive line dealt with injuries last season, so this is a solid depth signing for the Packers. Taylor is of course familiar with the the Packers' offensive system and retaining him keeps solidarity on the Packers offensive line as he will operate as the main back-up at both guard positions.
This is very likely to have actually happened as the Packers did not show any indications of letting their restricted free agent go to another team. With this potential signing, the only free agent on the Packers' 2015 offensive line is offensive tackle Don Barclay, who is an unrestricted free agent.
The Packers officially announced the signingon Tuesday afternoon.