Adam Caplan of TheSidelineview.com reports that Ryan Grant actually took a pay cut of $1 million earlier in the month which makes his 2011 salary $3.5 million.
This move obviously helps his chances of staying with the Packers but it’s by no means a guarantee. Then again Green Bay could end up keeping both Grant and Dimitri Nance depending on how they feel about their backfield.
Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes that the Green Bay Packers are facing a tough decision in regards to their backfield. Silverstein points out that Ryan Grant and Dimitri Nance could be competing for the third and final running back spot depending on whether or not Ted Thompson chooses to go with three backs.
“It might seem like heresy to even consider the Packers letting Grant go, but the truth is about two weeks before the season opener the only certainties at the position for the 53-man roster are James Starks, Alex Green and John Kuhn,” writes Silverstein.
So far the Packers have employed the run game as much they could have considering that Grant has just eight carries but Nance looked really good against the Cardinals running for 28 yards on just four carries.
Silverstein notes that Starks is the favorite to be teams No. 1 running back which leaves the decision down to Nance and Grant.
If the Packers keep Grant on their roster he’ll make $4.75 million compared to Nance’s $525,000 so that’s going to be factored into their decision but Grant has ran for over 1200 yards twice in his career which makes him more of a known commodity. Either way this is situation to watch for against the Colts and in the coming weeks.