Barnett finally gets his pay day. Jason Wilde, sportswriter of the year has the article today in the Wisonsin State Journal.
GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers may have spent next-to-nothing in free agency this year, but there's no questioning general manager Ted Thompson's commitment to keeping the team's own, as evidenced by Tuesday morning's signing of middle linebacker Nick Barnett to a long-term contract extension.
Details of the deal weren't immediately available, but it is thought to average between $5 million and $6 million per year and include guaranteed money of more than $10 million.
Barnett was entering the final year of the five-year, $6 million rookie deal he signed as the Packers' 2003 first-round draft pick and was set to earn $1.95 million this season.
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