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February

Green Bay Packers 2012 Salary Overview

The offseason is starting to heat up. To ensure that the faithful AllGBP.com readers are prepared, here is an overview of individual Packers’ player salaries courtesy of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Player, pos

Salary
(M=millions)

Contract Information
(Click year to review details)

Contract Expires

Charles Woodson, CB

$11.562M

2010

After 2014

Aaron Rodgers, QB

8.5M

2008

After 2014

Tramon Williams, CB

7.381M

2010

After 2014

Greg Jennings, WR

7.347M

2009

After 2012

A.J. Hawk, LB

6.531M

2011

After 2015

Jermichael Finley, TE

5.75M

2012

After 2013

Ryan Pickett, DE

5.737M

2010

After 2013

Chad Clifton, T

5.593M

2010

After 2012

Donald Driver, WR

5.0M

2010

After 2012

Josh Sitton, G

4.8M

2011

After 2016

Nick Collins, S

4.787M

2010

After 2013

B.J. Raji, NT

4.255M

2009

After 2013

Desmond Bishop, LB

4.245M

2011

After 2014

Jordy Nelson, WR

3.825M

2011

After 2014

James Jones, WR

3.1M

2011

After 2013

Mason Crosby, K

2.4M

2011

After 2015

John Kuhn, FB

2.4M

2011

After 2013

Clay Matthews, LB

1.93M

2009

After 2013

Bryan Bulaga, T

1.847M

2010

After 2014

Derek Sherrod, LT

1.5M

2011

After 2015

Charlie Peprah, S

1.225M

2011

After 2012

Brett Goode, LS

801,000

2011

After 2012

Mike Neal, DE

780,000

2010

After 2013

Randall Cobb, WR

729,414

2011

After 2014

Morgan Burnett, S

708,775

2010

After 2013

T.J. Lang, T-G

690,625

2009

After 2012

Herb Taylor

615,000

2011

After 2012

Alex Green, RB

601,250

2011

After 2014

Brad Jones, LB

580,066

2009

After 2012

Evan Dietrich-Smith, C

565,000

Jarius Wynn, DE

565,000

2009

After 2012

Davon House, CB

540,145

2011

After 2014

Graham Harrell, QB

540,000

Andrew Quarless, TE

535,606

2010

After 2013

Marshall Newhouse, T

527,462

2010

After 2013

James Starks, RB

515,075

2010

After 2013

D.J. Williams, TE

514,500

2011

After 2014

C.J. Wilson, DE

502,588

2010

After 2013

Sam Shields, CB

492,500

2010

Frank Zombo, LB

491,168

2010

D.J. Smith, LB

490,788

2011

After 2014

Tom Crabtree, TE

490,000

Rob Francois, LB

490,000

Tim Masthay, P

490,000

Aleric Mullins DT

490,000

Ryan Taylor, TE

479,794

2011

After 2014

Vic So’oto, LB

467,833

Jamari Lattimore, LB

466,666

M.D. Jennings, S

465,833

Ray Dominguez, OL

465,000

Brandon Saine, RB

465,000

Lawrence Guy, DE

401,475

2011

After 2014

2012 Packers free agents and their 2011 salary cap

Player, pos

2011 Salary
(M=millions)

Contract Information
(Click year to review details)

Contract Expires

Ryan Grant, RB

3.797M

2008

After 2011

Scott Wells, C

3.1M

2006

After 2011

Jarrett Bush, CB

1.733M

2009

After 2011

Howard Green, DL

860,000

2010

After 2011

Matt Flynn, QB

616,046

2008

After 2011

Erik Walden, LB

600,000

2010

After 2011

Pat Lee, CB

765,000

2008

After 2011

The top 5 in “dead” money the Packers are carrying in 2012

Nick Barnett, LB

850,000

Released

Brandon Chillar, LB

800,000

Released

Justin Harrell, DT

530,000

Released

Caleb Schlauderaff, C

79,350

Traded

Ricky Elmore, DE

66,177

Released

 

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam's writing on the Packers here.

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12 Responses to “Green Bay Packers 2012 Salary Overview”

  1. Zack says:

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  2. Zack says:

    I would prefer Collins to come back but neck injury = bad news so I’m leaning toward no. Also restructure bishop for like 1.7 mil save 2.8 mil nullified by the fact that jf is pulling 7.5 instead of 5.5 so still same in savings

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  3. John Rehor John Rehor says:

    Interesting observation (at least to me):

    Justin Harrell will make more $ in 2012 than Tim Masthay, Marshall Newhouse, Tom Crabtree, James Starks, CJ Wilson, Sam Shields, Robert Francois and Frank Zombo among others.

    Dead money indeed.

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  4. Ron LC says:

    Thanks for the hard work Adam. This is why Al’s readers are the most informed NFL fans.

    Going to throw this into an Excel spread sheet and have some fun.

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    • Adam Czech says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Ron. But for this information, the credit goes to the Journal-Sentinel staff.

      But I guess if you want to give me all the praise, I won’t stop you :)

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  5. Mojo says:

    I like CWood, but man does his contract stand out. Way overpaid relative to everyone else. Is there even a chance he restructures?

    A lot has been said about DD, Cliffy and Hawk, but most of the other salaries look pretty fair.

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  6. Ron LC says:

    Adam,
    Your analysis brings to the surface an undeniable truth. When you combine the way the draft allows the lower ranked teams to gooble up the top college talent and the “Cap” prevents the top teams from keeping all their current players in tow forever, you have “PARITY.” Just what the league wants.

    TT has put GB in the best possible position to remain competitive by his far-sighted approach to building a team. That’s not to say he hasn”t made some mistakes, he has. Wahle, Riviera, and Harrel come to mind. But, I doubt that there are many teams in the league that are as ready to move into the next generation of NFL football as the Packers.

    Which brings us to now. Assuming the Packers are in the run for the SB, and I do, they will need to make some moves to improve their defense. To do that they need some impact players. That will cost some bucks and that requires some “Cap” space freed up. A lot of things need to happen for that to be. Cuts, renegotiation, are the two most likely. Players who have failed to live up to their current contracts are at risk. Players who have performed well but are decllining talent-wise are at risk. Even some young talent that has shown potential are at risk.

    I’m glad we have TT to make those choices. the only thing I ask is that it is done with class.

    Just wait until the 2014 pre-season insanity to really get high blood pressure.

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    • Oppy says:

      As for 2014, I’m sincerely hoping any key cogs from that “Free agent class” are renegotiated to long(er)-term contracts before the end of the 2013 season.

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    • Zack says:

      I missed the memo on this. What happens in the 2014 pre season? Are you talking about starters coming up on new contracts?

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  7. Chad Lundberg says:

    As much as I love Woodson, that contract is WAY overpaying him.

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  8. Zack says:

    Jeez I got slaughtered on that one… Lol wish you guys would accompany your thumbs down with sone feedback

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