Ryan Grant not bent out of shape by pay trim
A significant pay cut for Ryan Grant doesn’t have the Green Bay Packers running back upset.
Grant agreed to trim $1 million off his total compensation this year, which was scheduled to be $5.5 million. In return, the Packers guaranteed $2.5 million of his base salary, meaning Grant got something out of the deal.
“Nobody wants to lose any money, but at the same time you have to look at the situation,” Grant said, according to Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’m not the first person to (take a pay cut), I won’t be the last person to do it. We’ll see how it pans out. The fact that it’s guaranteed makes you feel good they’re willing to do that as an organization.”
Grant held out for a new contract in 2008 and he knows the situation.
“At some point in time, it doesn’t matter who you are, they’re going to ask you to leave,” he said. “If you can get past that (realization) early on, everything else will be fine. If they can let Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Brett Favre go, guess what? It makes the job easier and it makes the game easier if you can get past that point.”
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