GREEN BAY, Wis. This was it. One more try. One last attempt at making it in the NFL. For punter Tim Masthay, if he didn't stick in Green Bay after signing with the Packers in 2010, he was planning to put an end to his short-lived professional football career and figure out what career path to try next.
Two years later, while continuing to punt with great success in Green Bay, Masthay won't need to worry about the next step in his life anytime soon after signing a lucrative contract extension with the Packers worth more than 5.4 million over the next four seasons.
"In my mind, I was kind of thinking, 'I'm giving it this full go right here, and if I make it, awesome; if not, I'll move on,'" Masthay said.
Masthay began his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 after going undrafted out of the University of Kentucky. While trying to make the Colts roster, Masthay got married. But less than a month after his nuptials, he was waived by Indianapolis.
Without any offers on the...