Report: Packers sign Davante Adams to $58m extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - WR Davante Adams will remain a Green Bay Packer for the next few years.

General Manager Ted Thompson made the official announcement on Friday that the team had signed No. 17 to a contract extension.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is a four-year contract extension worth $58 million.

Adams gets $18 million to sign, and $32 million in the first two years, according to Rapoport.

Adams was going to be a free agent after this season.

Adams talked about the signing Friday afternoon on his app. He said it was a stressful time, but he's looking forward to getting back into Super Bowl contention.

"I can't say I've ever been more excited to get back to work and get this done," Adams says.

Adams is the Packers most productive pass catcher. He caught more touchdown passes than any player in the NFL over the past two seasons.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy has called Adams the Packers' best perimeter weapon.

Adams recorded 74 receptions for 885 yards in the 2017 season.

Adams becomes the fourth-highest paid receiver in the NFL behind Antonio Brown, Deandre Hopkins, and AJ Green.

Adams suffered two concussions from hits that resulted in suspensions for other players. Adams had been vocal about what he calls "head hunting" in the NFL.

The Packers will likely have to make some tough decisions during the off season. It's unclear if they can afford to keep both WR Jordy Nelson and WR Randall Cobb. Each player makes about $10 million per year.

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