GREEN BAY – Apparently unimpressed with the Detroit Lions’ offer to him, free-agent running back Ryan Grant never took a previously scheduled trip to the Motor City on Monday.
Grant’s agent, Alan Herman, said Tuesday that he and Grant canceled the trip because of “economic issues.” He didn’t elaborate, but it seems safe to assume that had the Lions’ offer been more lucrative, Grant would have taken the visit.
Last week, Herman said Grant had an offer on the table from the Lions, who could not only bolster their own backfield but keep Grant away from his current team, the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers, by signing him.
The Packers, meanwhile, have made no attempt to re-sign Grant, who ran for 559 yards (4.2-yard average) and two touchdowns last season. Grant has expressed on several occasions his desire to stay with the Packers, who did not take a running back in the April NFL Draft but may be letting him explore the market before trying to sign him for the veteran minimum.
Reached Tuesday afternoon, Grant said he isn’t concerned about the way his free agency has played out.
“I’m OK with the whole process,” Grant said. “I only concern myself with the stuff I have control of. And right now, that’s training.”
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