Packers RB Grant Shows Up but Sits Out Practice


Ryan Grant did a little “mini-protest” today, as he sat out the Packers mandatory minicamp as he and the team continue to work out a new deal. In a move that shows good faith though, the running back has been at the teams offseason workout programs as well as meetings, and though he’s been at the practices, he has not been on the field.

“I want to let it be known that I’m a part of this team and I want to be one of the leaders,” Grant said Tuesday. “I want to do everything possible. The business aspect doesn’t allow me to practice, but everything I can do, I’m definitely doing.” Sitting out practice didn’t pay off that much for Grant, as he had a ball tipped into his face during an informal drill.

“We do a little ball drill at the end of practice, and me and Vernand Morency have a little game where we throw the ball at each other fast,” Grant said. “I was actually paying attention, but somebody else hit the ball and it knocked me in my face.”

Grant has been maintaining for the past few weeks that talks between he and the Packers are going well, and it appears that a deal will be reached before training camp. “We’ve been talking, and we’re moving forward,” Grant said. “It’s a business matter, and he will stay the course and hopefully we’ll get it resolved,” coach Mike McCarthy said.

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