Atari Bigby Plans To Show Up… At Some Point
What this means, exactly, we’re not sure, but safety Atari Bigby gave some indication yesterday he plans to be a part of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl run this season.
Bigby had the following conversation via Twitter, last night.
@PSinghD whats good Atari. I feel some big things for the Packers in 2010.
@20ataribigby Im hearing SB or Die
@JerseyAlGBP R U going to be there for the ride?
To date, Bigby hasn’t participated in any of the Packers’ offseason activities, nor has he signed his restricted free agent tender. Bigby is reportedly seeking a long-term contract and there has been some chatter the safety could hold out.
Meanwhile, rookie Morgan Burnett has been running with the Packers No. 1 defense and has been praised for his ball-hawking abilities.
Bigby’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has been mum on Bigby’s contract situation.
It’s possible Bigby is caught up in the Packers Super Bowl hype, so until he either says he’ll be there when the Packers open training camp or signs a contract, I’m going to remain skeptical. Rosenhaus isn’t known as one of the easiest agents to deal with and what Bigby wants to do and what Rosenhaus instructs him to do may well be two different things.
The Packers haven’t given any indication they’re willing to give Bigby a long-term deal, especially after drafting Burnett. I would be surprised if that stance has changed.
Stay tuned. The Packers open training camp on July 31.
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