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Grant Accepts a Pay Cut

Earlier this month, Packers running back Ryan Grant agreed to a restructured contract that reduced his base salary by $1 million, Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

Grant’s salary dropped from $3.5 million to $2.5 million, but that amount is fully guaranteed, which assures Grant of a spot on the team’s 53-man roster. Grant also received a $1 million roster bonus this month, and has $750,000 in per game roster bonuses ($46,875 each) throughout the 2011 season.

The 28-year-old Grant, who missed all but one game during the Packers’ Super Bowl season with an ankle injury, will be a free agent after the season.

Prior to his injury, Grant was coming off back-to-back 1,200-yard seasons and had a career-high 11 rushing touchdowns in 2009. The Packers have improved depth with 2010 sixth-round pick James Starks (who rushed for 315 yards during the 2010 playoffs) and 2011 third-rounder Alex Green.

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One Response to “Grant Accepts a Pay Cut”

  1. John Zoul says:

    Am beginning to wonder if we should have released Grant…He showed absolutely nothing last night. In his defense, the offensive line, outside of Lang and Bulaga, looked a tad over-matched at times. I truly hope this serious ankle injury and operation did not take away Grant’s power and acceleration. If it has, this will be his last with Green Bay.

    The offensive line has not protected well in the preseason.

    Rogers looked crisp and in rhythm. Flynn was average, at best. Harrell had one overthrow leading to a Colts td. His last two drives were effective. His release is quicker than Flynn’s.

    MM & TT rue mistakes…

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