Last week multiple reports said that free agent running back Ryan Grant had received a contract offer from the Lions and would visit Detroit this week. But now the visit is off.
John Clayton reported on SportsCenter that Grant isn’t visiting, although the reasons Clayton cited were contradictory. Clayton first said the reason Grant wouldn’t visit the Lions was that they weren’t offering him enough money, then said it wasn’t just about the money, then said again that the visit was called off because the Lions weren’t offering enough money.
“It now looks like it will not happen because they could not come to at least a close enough monetary agreement,” Clayton said. “To Ryan, it’s not a matter of just the money. Ryan wants to make sure it’s the right situation, as far as, if he has the chance to compete for the starting job, if he does have a chance to compete if he can make the right type of money with that. More so than anything else, they just couldn’t come to at least a close enough money agreement that he would make that trip.”
Whether the reason Grant isn’t visiting is the money, his concern that he wouldn’t get a chance to compete for the starting job, or some combination of the two, Grant remains a free agent. The 29-year-old Grant started 14 games for the Packers last year, finishing with 134 carries for 559 yards and two touchdowns.