Packers Offered Tollefson Minimum Deal

The pursuit of free-agent Dave Tollefson didn't include much of a monetary offer from the Packers.

According to Andrew Brandt of ESPN and the National Football Post, the Packers only offered free-agent pass-rusher Dave Tollefson a one-year, veteran's minimum deal during their courting of the 29-year-old over the last two weeks. Tollefson eventually signed with the Oakland Raiders for two-years, $2.4-million.

So while the Packers did show a degree of interest by hosting Tollefson during a weekend visit, it appears as if the team wasn't prepared to give Tollefson any kind of monetary incentive to come back to Green Bay. For a career backup who has just 10 career sacks and is inching closer to age 30, that was probably the right decision.

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April 11, 2012 at 03:29 pm

No coincidence all defensive vets the Packers chased were offered 1 year vet minimum.

More camp competition than actual FA signing.

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Jamie's picture

April 11, 2012 at 09:39 pm

McGinn is such a jackbag.

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