Perhaps he saw the writing on the wall.
After reports surfaced that running back [intlink id=”64″ type=”category”]Ryan Grant[/intlink] could be released by the Green Bay Packers it’s also been reported he restructured his deal.
Grant took a $1 million pay cut. His base salary was lowered from $3.5 million to $2.5 million and his salary cap number was reduced from $5.65 million to $3.87 million.
Grant’s bonuses — a $1 million roster bonus and $750,000 in total per game roster bonuses — will remain intact in the restructured deal. The Packers could have pushed the day the roster bonus is due back, however.
If Grant doesn’t make the team’s final roster, they could save an additional $1.75 by changing the date his roster bonus is due. It was due on the 15th day of the league year in his previous contract.
The move seems to be an indication the Packers don’t consider Grant a top-line starter anymore.
(Via Cheesehead TV)
Wow, the Packers are such cheapskates…no wonder veteran free agents don’t line the fences begging to come play here.
Cheapskates? They’ve rewarded their players that contribute better than most teams. Grant got his extension and bonus a few seasons ago. But he hasn’t performed up to those standards since.
Just like in everyday economics, competition drives costs down. James Starks and Alex Green are Grant’s competition and they’re providing a better value. Grant hasn’t shown to be the invaluble peice to the puzzle as he once was 2-3 years ago.
Free agents aren’t lining the gates to come to Green Bay because TT doesn’t invite them. Green Bay grows and develops their draft picks. Rewards them when they perform, and replaces them when they dont.
It looks like a pretty successful business prtocol so far.
Great post Adam. I thought grant was going to be integral this year but if Starks will be the guy at a fraction of the cost so be it. Obviously TT knows what he’s doing (see last year and Brett Favre) so he’s earned the right. And if grant turns in a great year…. even better. We got a great season at a savings.
Pay attention to Vijay’s posts. He has no idea what the hell he is talking about. It seems like every time I read a comment and shake my head because of how stupid it is, I look and his name is on it.
Maybe he just loves GB and wants to be on a winner and will do what it takes to help them stay at the top ??????????
The Packers have ranked in the top 8 teams for player salaries the last 3 years running.
That isn’t likely to change with Clay Matthews, Josh Sitton, and Greg Jennings needing extensions in the near future.
Yes, Finley and Flynn also need extensions, but they aren’t likely to get one.
Why would not give Finley a extension? As long as he stays healthy he is gonna be a beast and everyone knows it including TT. I have heard this talk before and it all sounds crazy to me, yeah we have a good solid group of tight ends but give me a break.