Running back Ryan Grant did not report to Green Bay Packers training camp on Sunday while holding out for a better contract. Presumably, he is still in his native New York.
Grant's agent Alan Herman said the offer the Packers made to Grant during recent negotiation was "insulting."
Herman supposedly compared the Packers offer of a $1.75 million signing bonus to the recent contract extension given to Brady Poppinga for $3 million and found that the most insulting part.
The agent also said the proposed deal wasn't exactly like the one offered to Chicago Bears return extraordinaire Devin Hester who got somewhere in the range of $40 million over four years.
What Herman fails to point out is that Grant isn't a two time Pro Bowler like Hester or a three year veteran like Poppinga.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I've got no problem with the Packers giving Grant a nice raise based heavily upon incentives. But maybe he shouldn't be asking for so much with only ten regular season games under his belt.
Prove yourself over the course of an entire season and your payday will go through the roof. Maybe the idea should have been to hold out next year instead of this year.
And maybe his agent shouldn't be creating waves through the media. You didn't see a peep from Poppinga's agent in the media as he quietly got his client a $3 million signing bonus. Take heed.