On the one hand, I can see where the team is coming from. The guy has zero leverage. Sure he can sit out - have fun getting a real job since you can't sign with any other NFL team. Makes perfect sense. On the other hand, the Packers bungled this when they handed Ryan Grant a contract extension last offseason (which I was completely against) and overpaid greatly at the same time. Add to this, I have no doubt Williams noticed the fact that, if both players were to play 2009 on their tenders, Williams would be making $460,000 for the season while Jarrett Bush would be making $1.01million. If I were Tramon, I would call up Thompson, ask him to put on film of both players while looking at those figures, laugh loudly, and then hang up the phone.
Thompson's inexplicable love for Jarrett Bush - ruining the team both on and off the field!