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Packers linebacker Preston Smith signs new contract

Preston Smith
Posted at 9:10 AM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-14 12:18:30-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers linebacker Preston Smith has signed a new contract and it is to the tune of four years and $52.5 million, according to ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky.

Smith posted a photo to Instagram showing his family and himself with a bundle of paperwork, pen in hand.

The Packers released a statement Monday saying Smith had signed the contract but released no details on its contents.

“We are excited to have Preston continue his career with the Packers,” said General Manager Brian Gutekunst in the statement. “Since coming to Green Bay, he has not only contributed with prodution [Sic] on the field but has been a great presence in the locker room and a leader for this team.”

Citing a unnamed source, Green Bay-based Demovsky says Smith will make $25 million over the next two years - and could make up to $31 million during the same two years.

The Mississippi State alum was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2015 draft. In 2019 the Packers picked him up on a four-year, $52 million contract.

Smith has played 48 games with 45 starts for the Packers over the last three years. He is the only player in the NFL to make 25 plus stacks, five plus INTs and four plus forced fumbles, according to the team.

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