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    Grant, Packers at odds on new deal

    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

    Like Steven Jackson of the Rams, running back Ryan Grant of the Packers didn’t show up for training camp.

    Unlike Jackson, Grant isn’t subject to daily fines in excess of $15,000, because Grant isn’t under contract.

    Instead, Grant is an exclusive-rights free agent, and he has yet to sign his one-year tender. The term “exclusive-rights free agent” is misleading, because there’s no freedom involved. Grant’s only options are to sign with the Packers, or not play.

    He can opt to show up as late as Week Ten, get credit for the season, and then be an exclusive-rights free agent again in 2009.

    Though the Packers are trying to work out a long-term deal with Grant, his agent called the team’s most recent offer, which includes a whopping (eye roll) $1.75 million signing bonus on a six-year deal “insulting.”

    “I can’t believe after 5 1/2 months, after the Packers said to us that this was a unique situation, that the Packers take care of their own, that we would get in a situation as unreasonable as this,” said agent Alan Herman. “I’ve never seen anything like that in my 24 years in the business.”

    Still, Grant’s options are limited. And if he chooses not to report, someone else will get the chance to do what Grant did a year ago, when he arguably was in the right place at the right time after other guys got injured

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    Ted Thompson and the Packers organization is a complete joke.

  • #2
    In before someone goes, "Gee, I wonder how much this affect his fantasy value."

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    • #3
      The Packers need to get their heads out of their asses on this one. This is awful for Ted Thompson and the Packers.
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      • #4
        They do have Brandon Jackson and Deshawn Wynn.

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        • #5
          Jackson in 2 years hasn't proven he can do the job. He is a very good backup, but he hasn't proven he can carry the load.
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          • #6
            That's why they have Deshawn Wynn too.

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            • #7
              poor Packers

              meanwhile, Peters continues to hold out, SIGN HIM GEZZZZZ

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              • #8
                Originally posted by PuppyPuncher View Post
                In before someone goes, "Gee, I wonder how much this affect his fantasy value."
                Instead of saying that I will just ***** and moan about how this could derail two of my fantasy teams.


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                HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

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                • #9
                  I don't have any real teams yet. August 26th I will have my first team. I have time to recover from this.
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                  • #10
                    Ryan Grant deserves more than this. I can still hear him laughing at this offer.


                    R.I.P. Sean Taylor 1983-2007
                    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!

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