Some NFL observers have spent the (non) offseason wondering if the Packers would possibly wait to see how running back Ryan Grant looks once he’s back on the practice field before paying him the $1.75 million roster bonus that was due him on the 15th day of the new league year (Which would be August 21st)
It would seem the Packers feel they have no need for such assurances.
From Tom Silverstein:
In case anyone thought Packers RB Ryan Grant might take a cut, he was paid his $1.75M roster bonus, which means he’s the starter going in
Grant is slated to make $3.5 million in base salary in 2011.
With the departure of Brandon Jackson and the retention of Grant, the depth chart at halfback heading into camp would appear to be Grant, Starks, Green, Nance. Expect that order to change slightly as the season progresses.