Letroy Guion restructures contract in wake of suspension

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We learned this week that Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion will be suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season.

That suspension will cost Guion four weeks of his base salary of $1.7 million along with four $50,000 weekly roster bonuses. The alterations to his contract won’t stop there.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Guion and the Packers have agreed to move a pair of offseason roster bonuses into the regular season. Guion was set to receive $400,000 on Saturday and $400,000 more on May 2, but there will now be $300,000 bonuses due in Week Nine and Week 15 of the regular season.

The shift allows the Packers to avoid making a decision about paying or parting ways with Guion at this point while also giving Guion the offseason to show the team that he’s worth bringing back come the fifth week of the regular season.

20 responses to “Letroy Guion restructures contract in wake of suspension

  1. Making the best of a bad situation. The Packers can now carry Guion on the roster until week 5 as insurance if they get a injury on the DL the first four weeks. If they are happy with the DL at that point they can cut him and save some money.

  2. I lost track, how many chances is that? Let’s count: the gun (1), the marijuana (2), the arrest (3), the pre-suspension (4), the suspension (5).

    It’s not that it doesn’t happen to teams. They can’t control every player on the roster. It’s just that, well, Packer fans…

  3. TAT, tight ass Ted, let lacy and Datone test the market thinking if no onen bites you can come back on the cheap. If they move on no great loss. I’d be shocked if anyone bit.

  4. Why waste so much time and effort on this punk? He has a rap sheet longer than most prison inmates and is a slightly above average player at best. Cut him and sign a good d-lineman.

    Living in Green Bay as a non-Packer fan and being a totally unbiased onlooker of this franchise, it really pains me to say they are not committed to building a Super Bowl team right now. At least it sure doesn’t seem like it. They seem to be content doing just enough to stay right at that 10-6 level, as long as they don’t have to spend a lot of money on anything other than buying up all the property around Lambeau Field so they can create their own little Vatican City.

    A lot of Packer fans might jump all over me, as expected, but it’s true. This is a 2-14 team without Aaron Rodgers, and the entire organization is piggy backing on his shoulders. That’s not what should be happening when you have a franchise QB.

  5. Green Bay was in the NFCCG last year Romey. Ted and Russ know what they’re doing. It’s called insurance.

    That said, I, too would like to see them cut bait but I acknowledge, unlike some Packers fans, that Ted knows more than me about the team.

  6. conormacleod says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:00 AM

    I lost track, how many chances is that? Let’s count: the gun (1), the marijuana (2), the arrest (3), the pre-suspension (4), the suspension (5).

    It’s not that it doesn’t happen to teams. They can’t control every player on the roster. It’s just that, well, Packer fans…
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    The gun, the weed, and the arrest were all one incident and he was given one chance then.

    This suspension is another incident, and this is another chance, for a total of two.

    We’re not talking about Vikings wins here, where 5 = 19. We’re talking about reality here, where 2 = 2.

  7. If a player has any talent and serves a purpose, the NFL will accommodate.

    Plenty of examples like Vick, T.O., etc.

    If the Packers had adequate players on the DL, this guy would not only be shown the door, he would get a boot on the way out.

  8. cribbage12 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 9:42 AM

    Green Bay was in the NFCCG last year Romey. Ted and Russ know what they’re doing. It’s called insurance.

    That said, I, too would like to see them cut bait but I acknowledge, unlike some Packers fans, that Ted knows more than me about the team.

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    True, but they looked like complete garbage for a majority of the season.

    They beat the Lions and a rookie QB on their way to the NFC Title Game in a very weak conference, where they were completely dismantled in every conceivable aspect by the best team in the NFC. They are nowhere close to a Super Bowl team right now, and that’s pretty sad considering they have a top 2-3 NFL quarterback.

    I still don’t get the whole “In Ted We Trust” philosophy. Without Rodgers this Packer roster bottom third in the league, without question. Since losing McKenzie, Schneider and Dorsey, he has been completely exposed. He’s a very below average GM riding on the shoulders of a QB he lucked into 10 years ago.

  9. No one conveniently seems to want to discuss the domestic incidents with this guy. No formal charges, it didn’t occur right? He’s at least a 3-time loser. I could care less if Packer fans like the retention or want to give him a second chance — just don’t trash other teams that do the same thing with their players.

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