Progress on Ryan Grant

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An update on Ryan Grant’s contract situation from his agent, Alan Herman, who tells me that there was “a little progress” in the contract negotiations on Thursday, and that he expects to talk to the Packers again tomorrow.  It’s not much, but it sounds as if the Packers have moved away from their silly initial offer — the one with $1.75 million guaranteed for the second most productive running back in the NFL in the second half of the 2007 season.   We will have more from Herman later this weekend.

For background on why we think the Packers should get serious about signing Grant see this post and for Andy’s attempt at mediation read this.

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4 Responses to “Progress on Ryan Grant”

  1. Ron La Canne Says:

    A glimmer of hope. We need to get him on the practice field soon.

  2. Ron La Canne Says:

    ESPN Reports — Grant and Packers are $4 million apart over the first two years. Grant wants $8.5 mil. and the Packers are offering $4.5. Both seem to agree on a 6 year deal.

    Sounds like Grant is somewhere around $5 mil guarenteed and $1.25 mil. year one and S1.75 mil. year two. The Packers are somewhere in the $2 mil guarenteed and $1 mil per year range on their offer (Total Guess).

    The Packers are still offering substantially below the contract just signed by All-Pro LB Brady Poppinga. Wait a minute Poppinga isn’t an All-Pro is he? The Jacques Cleauseau of negotiators is stuck on stupid. Grant’s current position is probably spmewhat high. The Packers have not moved very much from their start position.

  3. Donald's Designated Driver Says:

    Fans just need to shill out about contract negotiations. Does anyone seriously doubt that the deal will get done? Anyone? Take a deep breath. It’s a waste of time to get caught up in the tit for tat.

    Was the Packers offer low? Yes. Was Grants 40 Million dollar demand juuust a little nutty? For 10 games so far? Oh yeah.

    The deal will get done. The whining of the fans about Grant reminds of the Bubba Franks negotiation all over again. That deal got done eventually. And as it turned out, Franks got more than was coming to him (although it was less than he and his fans thought he was worth). At the end of the day, Thompson really does know what he is doing.

  4. Donald's Designated Driver Says:

    …and according to Jay Glazer the Grant deal is done.

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