Former Packers kicker Mason Crosby finally finds a new home

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The Green Bay Packers' all-time leading points scorer has found a new home.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that the Los Angeles Rams are signing Mason Crosby to their practice squad and will move him to the active roster shortly.

It will be weird watching Crosby wearing a different team's colors after spending his entire NFL career with the Packers, but it's great to see him get another opportunity in the league. And it's well deserved.

Crosby holds the Packers' all-time points record by a mile. He put up 1,918 points during his time in Green Bay, almost double second-placed Ryan Longwell, who had 1,054 points for the Packers.

Mason Crosby could kick the Packers out of the playoffs

Here's a worrying thought. Crosby's new team are among the Packers' biggest rivals for a wild-card berth. At 6-6, Green Bay currently holds the seventh seed in the NFC. The Rams and Seattle Seahawks are also 6-6, just outside of the playoff positions.

Like the Packers, the Rams are on a three-game winning streak. On paper, their schedule is tougher than Green Bay's, as Los Angeles faces matchups with the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. However, the Niners game is in Week 18, and there's a chance San Francisco will already have the top seed secured by then and could rest starters.

What if the seventh seed comes down to a Mason Crosby kick to win a game for the Rams? Crosby has made so many game-winners for the Packers over the years, including in the playoffs. Imagine one of his field goals ended the Packers' season.

But that's for another day.

It's great to see Crosby return to the league. He is still an excellent kicker, and Packers fans will be rooting for him to succeed in Los Angeles.

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