Packers sign Fisher for 2005

The Packers are nuts about running back Tony Fisher, and proved it by signing the reliable third-down ace to a one-year contract extension in December, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported in Friday's edition.

The contract is worth $660,000, including a $200,000 signing bonus. By signing Fisher before the end of the season, they were able to split the signing bonus onto the 2004 and 2005 salary caps.

Fisher rushed for 224 yards in the just-completed season, averaging 3.4 yards per rush. He added 38 receptions for 277 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The catches and receiving yards set career highs, and his two receiving touchdowns matched his career best set in 2003.

His best game came against St. Louis. With starter Ahman Green out after injuring his ribs the week before at Houston, Fisher spelled Najeh Davenport and rushed seven times for a season-high 42 yards.

He caught a pass in all 16 games.

For his career, he has 707 yards rushing, 553 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns.

Fisher was due to become an unrestricted free agent since he was signed an undrafted free agent after the 2002 draft.

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