That’s the million dollar question right now, did Ryan Grant and his agent meet with the Detroit Lions today. Last week Grant’s agent, Alan Herman, told the Detroit Free Press that his client was going to meet with the Lions on Monday and was close to a contract. Two different reporters in Detroit have both reported that Grant and his agent were a no show on Monday and now the debate on what’s going on has ensued.
If running back Ryan Grant visited the Lions training facility Monday, he was in disguise or he came after nightfall.
Although his agent told The Detroit News last week that the Lions had made Grant an offer and he would visit the facility Monday, apparently that didn’t happen. If Grant met with Lions’ officials, it was either Sunday night or it was away from Allen Park. (Chris McCosky – The Detroit News)
It is unclear if Grant met Detroit’s coaching staff on Sunday instead of Monday or if the trip was canceled. (Anwar S. Richardson – MLive)
The only thing that’s known for sure is that Herman is not returning messages to anyone. McCosky and Richardson both report that Herman can’t be reached via phone, won’t return messages or emails.
Something’s not right here and one has to wonder if this was just a negotiating ploy. Reason? Ryan did tell ESPN 540 in Milwaukee a while back that he wanted to be back in Milwaukee. “I think everyone knows that’s my ideal situation,” he said.
The Packers initially showed minimal interest in retaining Grant but could this have changed? Could a potential deal with a divisional rival forced the Packers hand?
Who knows but this is turning into one huge mystery with Herman now being MIA.
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