Massive Contract Extension Surfaces After Jordan Love Deal

The Green Bay Packers have multiple contract extensions that will get done in the next few years.  Jordan Love, however, will very likely get done this off-season.  That has been widely reported this entire off-season.  Now there are reports that at least one more contract extension is in the works.

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The Green Bay Packers Are Reportedly Working On A Second Massive Extension

According to Richard Louis of Dairyland Express:

Green Bay: Packers Are Looking to Extend Kenny Clark

Clark has been in Titletown since being selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The former UCLA standout is the total package upfront. He has the strength, awareness, and quickness to be disruptive in the backfield.

In his eight-year career, Clark finished with 379 total tackles, 47 tackles for loss, and 34 sacks. Additionally, the 28-year-old is coming off a career-best 7.5 sacks.

Clark heads into the final year of a four-year, $70 million deal that he signed in 2020 so it makes sense why the Packers want to keep him around.

Green Bay has Rashan Gary and Clark as the two anchors along the defensive front. Clark does damage in the middle of the line with Gary screaming off the edge.

The Packers Have Been Looking At Defensive Lineman Prospects

Freddie Boston of FanSided highlighted what the Packers have been up to recently:

The Packers may already be preparing for life without star defensive lineman Kenny Clark, who enters his ninth season in 2024. Clark is a three-time Pro Bowler and is coming off arguably the best year of his career, but his long-term future in Green Bay is uncertain.

Clark only has one year remaining on his contract and turns 29 in October. Outside of quarterbacks, the Packers often avoid signing players to a third contract. Davante Adams didn’t get a third contract. Nor did Clay Matthews, Corey Linsley, Bryan Bulaga, or Greg Jennings—the list goes on. Green Bay did give David Bakhtiari a third contract, but he only played 19 games due to injury.

Clark has a team-high cap hit of $27.49 million this season, which the Packers could lower by offering him a long-term extension.

The Packers have shown interest in the rookie defensive line class. Ohio State’s Michael Hall Jr. and Northern Iowa’s Khristian Boyd are two names to watch.

According to The Athletic’s Zac Jackson, the Packers are hosting Hall for a Top 30 visit. He is a potential second-round target and could replace some of the interior pass-rush ability the Packers would lose without Clark. Among defensive tackles in this year’s class, Hall had the second-best pass-rush win rate, per The Athletic’s Dane Brugler.

Boyd posted a photo at Lambeau Field last week, and it’s not the first time Green Bay has met with him. According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, Boyd spoke with the Packers at the East-West Shrine Bowl.

It will be interesting to see how two conflicting reports pan out regarding the future of DT Kenny Pickett.

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