The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round pick Jason Spriggs.
The four-year deal is worth just more than $5 million and includes a $1.839 million signing bonus and almost $2.97 million guaranteed. The deal was first reported by the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson and confirmed by Packer Report.
With left tackle David Bakhtiari and right tackle Bryan Bulaga, the Packers have their starting tandem set for 2016. But Spriggs, a four-year starter at Indiana, should provide an immediate upgrade from a depth perspective. The Packers lost their final two regular-season games without Bakhtiari, with Don Barclay starting a Week 16 throttling at Arizona and Josh Sitton moving from guard to start at Week 17 loss to Minnesota that decided the NFC North title.
“Yeah I’ve practiced both, I’ve learned to play both,” Spriggs said. “I’m definitely more comfortable at left because that’s where I played all four years at IU. But I’m willing to go wherever, it’s the first day here. We’ll see what happens.”
The Packers signed fourth-round picks Blake Martinez and Dean Lowry, fifth-round selection Trevor Davis and sixth-round pick Kyle Murphy on Friday before the start of rookie camp. According to sources, first-round pick Kenny Clark and third-round pick Kyler Fackrell remain unsigned.
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