NFL News: The Green Bay Packers and Mason Crosby have been together since the 2007 season. Over the years, Crosby has become one of the most well-known Packers of all time. He is the franchise’s leading scorer and has produced countless lasting memories on the gridiron. However, all good things must come to an end, but when?
Mason Crosby Opens Up About His Time Ending With The Green Bay Packers
During an interview on ESPN’s “Wilde & Tausch” on June 26th, Crosby opened up about his ongoing free agency. He also said that Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst was “pretty honest” about the team’s plans for possibly bringing the veteran placekicker back for a 17th season in Green Bay.
“We talked right before free agency and Gutey was pretty honest with where the organization was and, at that moment too, [that they were] pretty tight with cap space, trying to figure everything out with Aaron [Rodgers],” Crosby said.
“I mean, he was pretty upfront with me that [my return] would be later — if ever — so we never really got into any real discussions about a possible return at this point.”
Mason Crosby remains un-signed and did not mention plans to retire during his interview. It is possible that the 38-year-old would be available to re-sign with the Packers if they offered to bring him back into the fold later on in the year. Especially if their current kicker situation doesn’t pan out, however, that hasn’t been the case so far.
Green Bay Packers Kicker Anders Carlson Has Impressed So Far
According to Brandon Carwile of PackersWire, Carlson really impressed at mandatory mini camp. He was five for six in his attempts, with his longest make being from 54 yards out. He missed a 44-yard attempt wide right. After practice, Matt LaFleur said of Carlson:
“He’s done an outstanding job. I think just becoming more consistent. He’s got a lot of leg, and I don’t know if you get an opportunity to see that, but he’s got a big-time leg. I think it’s just harnessing that power and making sure it’s very consistent, but I think he’s shown improvement throughout the course of the offseason.”
At this point it doesn’t seem like that the Green Bay Packers bring back Mason Crosby. However, it is significant that Crosby remains open to the idea and the Packers could have that option late into the off-season and possibly even into the season.
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