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Rodgers, Matthews deals won't strain salary cap

7:09 AM, Apr. 30, 2013
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks to reporters in the team's locker room at Lambeau Field after his contract extension was announced Friday. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers talks to reporters in the team's locker room at Lambeau Field after his contract extension was announced Friday. Lukas Keapproth/Press-Gazette Media
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The Green Bay Packers doled out $55.5 million in signing-bonus money in a nine-day span to their star quarterback and best defensive player yet still managed to keep themselves out of any serious salary cap problems at least for the next two seasons.

The contract extension quarterback Aaron Rodgers signed last Friday contained a $35 million signing bonus, according to a source with access to NFL Players Association salary information. The bonus was prorated over the first five years of the deal, which totals seven seasons in all. Because Rodgers' base salary for 2013 was lowered from $9.25 ...

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