Johnny Jolly signs RFA tender with Packers

In Major League Baseball, they would be headed to the all-star game with a .333 batting average.

The Green Bay Packers went in to Monday with three restricted free agents who had yet to sign their tender offers and as of right now, one is known to have signed his name to the dotted line. He’s the one who could use the money this season to pay off his defense team.

Defensive end Johnny Jolly has signed his tender for $2.521 million, according to Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jolly has been absent from the club’s voluntary offseason workout program. His status for the season – and thus his ability to earn that pay – remains in question. Jolly will stand trial in Harris County, Texas on felony drug charges in late July, right when the team is opening training camp.

Per the report, it’s not known if cornerback Tramon Williams has signed his tender. He would seem to have some leverage with the Packers considering the team’s depth chart at the position. Safety Atari Bigby has not signed his tender, which represents about the same as his salary will be for 2010 if the team does reduce his pay now that the RFA deadline has passed.

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