Packers center Even Dietrich-Smith was offered a low tender by the Packers before the start of free agency, leading to speculation that perhaps the Packers aren’t committed to the end of season starter. Yet, Green Bay Press Gazette reporter, Rob Demovsky, while attending the Mike McCarthy press conference at the NFL owner’s meeting, tweeted this quote from the Packers coach:
MM: “I feel good about EDS. He’s been (in GB). That says a lot about his commitment.”
— Rob Demovsky (@robdemovsky) March 20, 2013
Dietrich-Smith spending his offseason in Green Bay and showing committment to his current team may be a sign that he will not be testing the free agency market and will eventually sign the tender offered by the Packers.