God bless Greg Bedard. Leave it to the him to stir the pot as the players are clearing out their lockers for the offseason.
Bedard asked Greg Jennings about the possibility of a hold out heading into 2009, even though he'll be under contract until the end of next season.
I'm here to play football, the business will take care of itself. If it comes down to it, I'm not a type that wants to hold out. Now, if that comes to happening, I'm not going to sit here and say I won't do it but I'm about 99.9% sure that I won't be doing any of that. That's just not me. But, again, you never know what happens but I don't see it happening at all.
That, my friends, scares the hell out of me, but I don't see it coming to anything remotely like what the Packers went through with Ryan Grant. (Or Javon Walker for that matter) They approached Jennings earlier in the year and Jennings politely declined to talk about his contract with the team until the offseason, no doubt thinking he would only drive his value up by producing big time over the course of the season.
Well, ok, it's now the offseason and Jennings is scheduled to make $530,000 next year. Obviously, that is ridiculous. And unlike Grant, Jennings has a pretty extensive body of work to use as a barganing chip. The man is star. The Packers should pay him like one, and the sooner the better.
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