Packers re-work Crosby's contract

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Erratic place-kicker Mason Crosby restructured his contract with the Green Bay Packers.
Yahoo Sports first reported the adjustment, which reduces Crosby's base salary this season to $800,000, down from the scheduled $2.4 million base. Crosby signed a five-year, $14.75 million contract in August 2011.
Crosby can effectively recoup the entire value of the deal by achieving roster and performance bonuses this season, a $1.6 million total in incentives. He has made all four of his field goal tries with three touchbacks this preseason, a sign that he might have shaken off a slide that put his job in jeopardy last season.
He made just 63.6 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2012, twice putting coach Mike McCarthy in position to offer Crosby a vote of confidence.
Giorgio Tavecchio was signed to compete with Crosby, but he was waived this week.