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Charlie Peprah Signs A Two-Year Deal

March 4, 2011

Packers’ safety Charlie Peprah’s road to Super Bowl champion has never been easy, simply, or even straight. Nevertheless, his perseverance has paid off in the form of a two-year contract extension.

Originally drafted by the New York Giants in 2006, he failed to make the team. Shortly after being released, the Packers signed the rookie out of Alabama to a contract. He played sparingly for three seasons before being released due to a knee injury.

After only appearing in two games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2009, Peprah made his triumphant return to Green Bay in 2010. When rookie safety Morgan Burnett went down with a knee injury in week 5, Peprah took hold of the reins and never looked back.

And this week the Packers rewarded his 2010 performance with a two-year contract extension. According to FOX Sports’ Adam Caplan the contract is “worth more than $2.3 million.”

Peprah will likely split time or backup Burnett next season, but the sixth-year player has shown he can be a valuable contributor should his number be called upon again.

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