Packers Sign TE Donald Lee to Contract Extension

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the Green Bay Packers and tight end Donald Lee agreed a four-year contract extension on Monday that will pay him just under $12 million, a source said.

Lee, 27, is tied with James Jones for second on the team with 29 receptions and Lee is fourth in yards (382).

Lee's current contract, which was set to expire after this season, paid him a total of $1.475 million in base pay the past three years with Green Bay since being picked up from the Miami Dolphins, the team that drafted him out of Mississippi State in the fifth round of the 2003 draft.

Lee has become even more valuable this season with the knee injury sustained by Bubba Franks, who Lee had supplanted as the starter.