If you want some good news on that deal the Green Bay Packers inexplicably signed with offensive lineman Don Barclay earlier this week, it’s this. It’s only for one year and contains no guaranteed money.
If Barclay isn’t up to snuff — and everyone besides the Packers seem to know he isn’t — they can simply release him.
The deal will pay Barclay a $675,000 base salary and a $25,000 workout bonus in 2016.
Although there’s technically no guaranteed money, Barclay is already earning that workout bonus. Still, at most, they’re on the hook for just $25,000 if they don’t keep Barclay around.
Lerentee McCray, who became a free agent after Denver chose not to tender him, signed a similar one-year deal. The linebacker did get some guaranteed money, though.
McCray’s deal contains a $675,000 base salary, $75,000 workout bonus and a $50,000 signing bonus.
That’s another low-risk deal for the Packers, putting them out just $125,000 if McCray does’t make the roster.
Both solid moves.
I hope last year lit a fire under Barclay to improve. He couldnt be any worse than he was last year. You can bet there will be some young blood (OT, G) drafted in middle rounds with our extra compensatory picks that will be pushing Barclay. TT doesnt cut his draft picks.
When I see a picture of Barclay I remember a game against Philadelphia in the 2010 Super Bowl run where Clay Matthews abused some tackle so bad he looked like a high school player and got benched. Last year the Cardinals abused Barclay the same way. There has to be some other big body better than him.