The Green Bay Packers have come to terms with running back Ryan Grant, a four-year deal worth up to $30-million. Grant would have to hit certain incentives and escalators to reach the maximum potential of the contract. He's assured of earning $8-million in the first two years of the deal. The two sides were far apart on a deal just days ago after the Packers had originally offered Grant a 6-year deal that included only a $1.75-million signing bonus. Grant didn't get his chance to be the featured back until midway through the 7th game. From that point to the end of the regular season, he rushed for 956 yards and 8 touchdowns. He finished over 1,000 when including the playoffs.
Barring a trade, it looks like Brett Favre is headed to training camp. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to reinstate Favre on Monday and the Packers would then have 24-hours to trade him or release him. If not, Favre would be allowed to come into training camp. Late last week, the Packers offered Favre what would turn out to be a personal services contract worth up to $25-million to stay away. It looked like Favre for awhile, was going to take that deal. But an ESPN report stated that Favre may appear now to be leaning toward reporting to camp. The Packers don't want to release Favre and they're not excited about trading him within the division, although that may still happen if all other options are gone. Otherwise, the Packers could allow Favre to come in to camp and be a backup behind Aaron Rodgers, or even compete for the job, something they've so far, said wouldn't happen.
The Packers hold their annual "Family Night" Scrimmage at Lambeau Field tonight. More than 60,000 fans will attend the sold out event, to watch the Packers go through practice drills and eventually end the night with a live scrimmage.