The one remaining Green Bay Packers‘ free agent we thought the team might have interest in appears to be ready to sign elsewhere. There hasn’t been much interest, from the Packers or anyone else, but it looks like running back Ryan Grant could have new contract and a new home soon.
His agent said he expects Grant to sign next week.
Though his agent, Alan Herman, declined to name the team, he said: “There’s some things actually going on with Ryan but not with Green Bay.”
“That’s a strong possibility, more than a strong possibility,” Herman said. “It could be as early as next week.”
It’s surprising the Packers haven’t made an offer to Grant. Although he rushed for only 559 yards last season, the Packers have a lot of question marks at running back right now.
The starter, James Starks, always seems to be battling some sort of injury. Alex Green, who was a rookie last season, is coming off a torn ACL. Brandon Saine, the other halfback on the roster, was an undrafted rookie last year.
The team can always turn to fullback John Kuhn in a pinch, but he hardly offers the explosiveness of Grant.
We expect the Packers will turn their attention to the draft to add another back.