Keisean Nixon had the perfect reaction after re-signing with Packers

Green Bay Packers, Keisean Nixon
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Keisean Nixon isn't going anywhere.

The Green Bay Packers re-signed the two-time first-team All-Pro to a three-year, $18 million contract, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Nixon is one of the league's best kick returners and was a starting slot corner last season, making six pass defenses and a crucial interception against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Nixon is a game-changer on special teams. He is willing to take the ball from deep in the end zone and is always capable of breaking out a big run. Nixon saved a 73-yard return for the divisional round against the San Francisco 49ers.

Last season, Nixon returned 30 kicks for 782 yards at an average of 26.1 yards per return. He led the league in total and average kick return yards.

Keisean Nixon reacts to signing new three-year deal with Packers

Nixon had the perfect reaction after signing his new contract, posting two tweets about his return to Green Bay.

It did seem like Nixon was leaving. The Packers needed to re-sign him before February 19 to prevent his contract from voiding, which added a $1.1 million dead cap charge in 2024.

Recent history suggested the Packers wouldn't bring back free agents whose contracts voided. Last year, all six players whose contracts voided signed elsewhere. This offseason, Nixon, Darnell Savage, and Yosh Nijman had voiding contracts. Savage signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency, and Nijman is still a free agent.

They will still pay the small dead cap hit this season despite Nixon re-signing, which is a result of the void years they previously added to his contract.

But they have more than enough cap space to make it work, and the Packers' back-to-back All-Pro returner is staying in Green Bay.

It's a big win for the Packers, especially on special teams.

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