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Packers slash Jolly's salary

Mar. 12, 2013
 

The Packers still havenít said whether they plan to give reinstated defensive end Johnny Jolly another shot, but perhaps an indication of that came when he agreed to restructure his contract.

Jolly signed a restricted free agent tender offer for $2.521 million shortly before he was suspended in the summer of 2010 for violating the NFLís substance abuse policy. NFL Players Association salary data accessed today showed his new salary is $715,000. A source familiar with the renegotiation said it occurred yesterday.

Jolly, 30, hasnít played since the 2009 playoffs but was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last month. He was originally suspended indefinitely following several arrests in the Houston area for felony possession of codeine. He served only six months of a six-year prison sentence before being released in May 2012. He applied for reinstatement upon his release but Goodell waited nearly a year in order to see whether Jolly could remain clean.

Reducing Jollyís salary could be an indication the Packers plan to bring him at least for the offseason program.

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