Linemen get extensions

Defensive tackle Steve Warren and offensive tackle Jerry Wisne recently signed contract extensions, according to a report.<p>

Warren, who was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on Friday, signed a one-year contract extension that added $188,880 to his 2002 base salary, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. It raised his 2002 base salary to $563,880. As part of the deal, Warren accepted a reduced salary for this upcoming season of $450,000 instead of $615,000 that he would have received with a minimum tender offer.

Wisne was scheduled to become a free agent because he has not accrued enough seasons to become a restricted free agent, though, he has played for three seasons with various teams in the NFL. A player has to be on an NFL roster for six or more regular season games in order to accrue one season. Wisne was with the Packers for three games last year and one with St. Louis.

Earlier this month, Wisne signed a two-year contract that included no signing bonus. It pays him $450,000 this season and $550,000 in 2004, if he makes the regular season roster.


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