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    Ryan Grant unhappy

    http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/07/27/agent-packers-offer-to-grant-quot-insulting-quot.aspx

    "Agent: Packers' offer to Grant "insulting"
    By Tom Silverstein
    Sunday, Jul 27 2008, 03:05 PM
    Green Bay -- Running back Ryan Grant did not report to training camp Sunday and based on how angry his agent was Sunday with the Packers' first offer, it could be a long time before he's back in uniform.

    "It's insulting," agent Alan Herman said of the offer he received from negotiator Russ Ball Saturday at 5:15 p.m. "Ryan Grant gave them a running game last year. They know what he can do."

    Herman said the most insulting part of the offer was the $1.75 million signing bonus the Packers offered on a six-year contract extension. Herman said that was almost half of the $3 million linebacker Brady Poppinga receiver on his four-year extension that was signed last week.

    According to Herman, Grant's earnings in 2008 would be just over $2 million.

    He said the Packers' offer paled in comparison to what he said was a four-year, $40 million deal the Chicago Bears gave returner Devin Hester, who like Grant has two years left before becoming a free agent. Hester, he said, received $10 million in guaranteed money despite never having proved himself as a wide receiver.

    "I can't believe after 5 1/2 months, after the Packers said to us that this was a unique situation, that the Packers take care of their own, that we would get in a situation as unreasonable as this," Herman said. "I've never seen anything like that in my 24 years in the business."

    Asked how Grant felt about the offer, Herman said, "He was as mad as I've ever heard him. He's really angry."

    General manager Ted Thompson said Sunday he wasn't giving up on a deal being reached.

    "I think it's a unique thing and kind of complicated," Thompson said. "We're trying to work our way through this. I'm not good at predicting those things (when a deal might be reached). There's dialogue."

    Herman wouldn't say what type of signing bonus he wanted, but he said the two sides were not going to get anywhere with the number they were at right now. He said the performance-based portion of the contract he proposed was slashed by 75% in the offer the Packers returned to him.

    "If he does what he did last year, he wouldn't even earn $1 million," Herman said of the 956 yards and eight touchdowns Grant produced last season."

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    Re: Ryan Grant unhappy

    Were do you find time to get online? Go away you Bear lover!

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    The election is in the bag my man.
    All you gotta say is "hope" and "change" and people will eat it up.

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    Re: Ryan Grant unhappy

    "Barack" wrote:
    The election is in the bag my man.
    All you gotta say is "hope" and "change" and people will eat it up.
    Yeah it is like you are running for student body president... all you gotta say is a bunch of shit that sounds good and it is in the bag. I "Hope" you come in 2nd

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    wow he's had ONE good year.
    I'd be hesitant to sign him to a big money extension too


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    NO POLITICS, JERKOFFS!

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    Re: Ryan Grant unhappy

    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    NO POLITICS, JERKOFFS!
    lol

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    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    wow he's had ONE good year.
    I'd be hesitant to sign him to a big money extension too
    Next year he can join the laundry line of other Green Bay running backs that have slipped back into mediocrity. (Smakon Gado is the most recent example).
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "Vikes_King" wrote:
    wow he's had ONE good year.
    I'd be hesitant to sign him to a big money extension too
    Next year he can join the laundry line of other Green Bay running backs that have slipped back into mediocrity. (Smakon Gado is the most recent example).
    exactly.


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    Re: Ryan Grant unhappy

    If I was him I would be trying to get all I can as well. Running backs are a dime a dozen in this league ... so Grant wants his dime before he just becomes part of the dozen.
    Sounds to me that he is more just insulted at the offer than if they had never teased him with an extension in the first place.
    Packer land is a funny place these days.

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