Like Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, Packers safety Atari Bigby skipped the entire offseason program. (Unlike Haynesworth, Bigby wasn’t under contract.)
Like Haynesworth, Bigby’s attempt to pass a conditioning test has resulted in an injury. (Unlike Haynesworth, Bigby passed.)
Bigby claims that he reported for camp in shape and with no ankle problems. The team, per Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is attempting to determine the specific injury Bigby has suffered.
“It wasn’t an issue, not what it is now,” Bigby said. “But I worked out in
the offseason, I got in shape, I came back in shape so, no, it wasn’t
something that bothered me in the offseason. So I think it’s one of
those, it just flared up. . . . I guess twisted it a certain way that it
shouldn’t have been twisted.”
Bigby recently signed a one-year, $1.759 million tender offer. He is hoping for a long-term contract. But this definitely isn’t the way to get one.