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Gurley Earning Full Active Roster Rate for Packers

Last week, Packers practice squad wide receiver Tori Gurley made headlines when he turned down an offer to join the Vikings’ active roster for the final three weeks of the regular season.

The undrafted rookie, who received a $5,000 signing bonus when he signed with the Packers in late July, would have earned $66,176 in guaranteed base salary had he moved to the Vikings’ active roster, a substantial increase over the $5,700 in non-guaranteed base salary Gurley has been earning on the practice.

According to NFLPA records, the Packers are now paying Gurley at a $375,000 rate, or $22,059 per week rate, the same he’d be making with the Vikings.

“I’m learning from some of the best receivers in the game right now,” Gurley said last week of his decision to remain with the Packers. “Our offense, the way it’s clicking, the green isn’t going to be greener on the other side, so I’m just learning and taking it one day at a time, and my opportunity is going to come.”

Earlier this season, the Packers paid quarterback Graham Harrell at a rate of $212,500 ($12,500 per week) before adding him to the 53-man roster.

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