Johnny Jolly signs his RFA tender

The Packers have three starters who, as of Monday, had not signed their restricted free agency tender offers.

For two of them — cornerback Tramon Williams and defensive end Johnny Jolly — the consequences of failing to do so before Tuesday could have included a steep drop in the required offer.  (For safety Atari Bigby, the reduction will be roughly $54,000.)

Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that one of the players has signed his tender.

Specifically, defensive end Johnny Jolly officially has accepted his one-year, $2.521 million offer, putting him under contract for the 2010 season.

Absent another continuance, Jolly’s trial on codeine possession charges will commence on the same day the Packers open training camp.  If the team opts not to excuse his absence, Jolly could be fined more than $16,000 per day for each day he misses while dealing with a legal entanglement that could cause him, theoretically, to miss all 16 regular-season games.

27 responses to “Johnny Jolly signs his RFA tender

  1. Packers are in a pretty good spot here. They have him under contract, can fine him daily during the trial.
    If everyone stays healthy and performs throughout camp/preseason, they can ditch him if/when he’s convicted.
    If someone goes down, they can keep him on a week-to-week basis for a pretty manageable salary for a safety net.

  2. Great!!! You gotta guy signed, who’ll prolly miss the season…. while he’s in PRISON!!!
    Good job Ted!!!

  3. Action Dan says:
    June 15, 2010 12:52 PM
    Packers are in a pretty good spot here. If someone goes down, they can keep him on a week-to-week basis for a pretty manageable salary for a safety net.
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    Good point. It is a business after all. And if he is able to defend himself against the allegations, it may cause him to be more motivated to impress and perform. It could happen!

  4. # Contra says: June 15, 2010 12:46 PM
    Now he can have a big account with the commisary in prison. Enjoy your treats!
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    The funny thing is, even in prison, this guy still makes more money than you! Hail!

  5. hey ryalek11….you would be surprised who reads this site….you never know how much moolah somebody makes….

  6. Smart move by Johnny.
    Oh, and, Vikes are moving to L.A. so suck it Vikings “fans”.

  7. royale2k100 says:
    June 15, 2010 1:00 PM
    # Contra says: June 15, 2010 12:46 PM
    Now he can have a big account with the commisary in prison. Enjoy your treats!
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    The funny thing is, even in prison, this guy still makes more money than you! Hail!
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    hahaha….WRONG! Nice try.

  8. First smart thing he’s done in a while.
    Vikings fans, please continue to show your ignorance. Puts a smile on my face every day. So spiteful and inflammatory. Now if you added in intelligence you might start to bother me.

  9. I bet his lawyer is glad he signed because he is gonna get PAID wethher Jolly is convicted or not.

  10. I sure hope the packers can replace this guy. He’s just an idiot and an accident waiting to happen.

  11. If Johnny Jolly doesnt head-butt Chester Taylor the Vikies might not have crushed the Pack in Lambeau (“the most beautiful sight, deez eyes has eva seent”)… they might have only won by 10 points.
    owned by Brett in your own house. Ouch.

  12. (“one of the most beautiful sight, deez eyes has eva seent”)
    A Favre interception to crush the vikings chances to win one Superbowl HAHAHAHAHAHAHA 5 NFC championships in a row poof
    Why don’t you Farkin Viking losers STFU Pack your bags and move to LA
    Minneapolis sucks so much you even lost a Hockey Team. Jesus Basketball Hockey and pretty soon Football
    Do the players on these teams finally catch the stench of you bandwagon jumpers and beg ownership to sell.
    You deserve it all you ASSES
    Your most glorious sight is seeing a NFC north Regular season game won. Ours are seeing Superbowls won or NFC championships by our rivals lost.
    God we are so far ahead of you losers HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHA

  13. 30pt buck.
    Another loser who thinks he’s part of the team with the “we” mentality.
    You have no clue as to why the lakers or North stars left.
    The Vikings will not be leaving.
    “you” haven’t won shit in 14 years but yet here you are bragging about titles……..
    If you’ve talked to 1 Packer fan, you’ve talked to them all.
    Same broken record, same inane banter.
    Glory days!!!! Idiots.

  14. RC IV says:
    June 16, 2010 8:48 AM
    “you” haven’t won shit in 14 years but yet here you are bragging about titles…….. If you’ve talked to 1 Packer fan, you’ve talked to them all. Same broken record, same inane banter. Glory days!!!! Idiots.
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    Same could be said for all Queens fans… except for the “glory days” part, since they’ve never had any. Their greatest achievement, year-in and year-out, is if they beat the Packers. They know they have no realistic chance of winning (or even getting to) the Super Bowl, so the 2 Packer games each season become their Super Bowl.
    Hopefully, when the team moves to LA, their goals will be set a little higher. Losers.

  15. greatest achievement, year-in and year-out, is if they beat the Packers. They know they have no realistic chance of winning (or even getting to) the Super Bowl
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    Nooooooooooooooooooooo. the Packer fans never ever crow about beating the Vikings, never , ever.
    Seems to me, they had the more realistic chance last year, they were in the NFCCG. Dont let that little tidbit stop you from your inane balther tho(You are a Packer fan, its what you turds are good at.) Packers were 3-5 against winning teams, Vikes were 7-3. Whose got the better chance? Hmmmm….(i’ll let you tru to decipher that.)
    Keep dreaming about them moving, I guess thats the only way you have a chance of winning the division? As long as the 3 stooges are in charge, GB does nothing.

  16. And the Vikings were clearly the better team until their idiot QB pissed away their only NFL title.

  17. Supersuckers says:
    June 17, 2010 11:48 AM
    And the Vikings were clearly the better team until their idiot QB pissed away their only NFL title. ============;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Yeah and GayRod tried to punt the ball away with the game on the line. After he overthrew his WR!!
    Wait, there was holding on that play……something Harris and Woodson and Williams do on every stinking play. Excuses fr GayRod but Favre doesnt get the same.
    You are one pathetic hypocrite and you know it.
    Beer and Majik have got you pegged.

  18. Supersuckers says:
    June 17, 2010 11:48 AM
    And the Vikings were clearly the better team until their idiot QB pissed away their only NFL title. ============;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Yeah and GayRod tried to punt the ball away with the game on the line. After he overthrew his WR!!
    Wait, there was holding on that play……something Harris and Woodson and Williams do on every stinking play. Excuses fr GayRod but Favre doesnt get the same.
    You are one pathetic hypocrite and you know it.
    Beer and Majik have got you pegged.

  19. Supersuckers says:
    June 17, 2010 1:30 PM
    Beer and majik cant even peg themselves. Two football idiots to the highest degree.

  20. “Just because they don’t agree with your opinions(which are wrong), doesn’t make them idiots.”
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    Isnt that a contradiction? They are in my belief football idiots. they know what they see in front of their nose. The inability to think long term and the NFl as a business is the key ingredients to be a football idiot. they qualify. You may think I qualify too. For the most part I would agree with that. but not to the degree of the rest of you.

  21. Supersuckers says:
    June 18, 2010 10:02 AM
    “Just because they don’t agree with your opinions(which are wrong), doesn’t make them idiots.”
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    Isnt that a contradiction? They are in my belief football idiots. they know what they see in front of their nose. The inability to think long term and the NFl as a business is the key ingredients to be a football idiot. they qualify. You may think I qualify too. For the most part I would agree with that. but not to the degree of the rest of you.
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    I’m glad you agree. I will say this, you don’t know as much as you think you do. You lose your argument with the FA spending and long term though. The Vikes spend big in FA, and they are competitive most years. Why? They have a keen eye for talent and they have one of the best capologists in the NFL. It’s not about Big money FA’S, it’s about fitting them under tha cap and working within the cap. It’s obvious that TT has no clue because the only FA’s he signs are the Duke Preston/Jarrett Bush type of player.
    No, you aren’t an idiot, but I’m here to tell you you don’t know 1/2 as much as you think you do. Calling people football idiots doesn’t win you the argument either. That is the sign of someone that can’t get there point across.

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