The close of last week brought news that the Detroit Lions had made a contract offer to former Packers running back Ryan Grant and that a subsequent meeting of the parties could take place as soon as Monday. That meeting never took place and it doesn’t appear any meeting is imminent.
There isn’t any reason to doubt that the Lions really did make an offer to Grant, but it would appear that the offer was not substantial enough to warrant any serious considerations at this time – at least not enough to make the effort to get together face to face.
How is a Lions fan to read this situation?
It seems reasonable to say that the two sides have some level of mutual interest. However, if the offer was not worth Grant’s time to make a face-to-face happen then it stands to reason that the Lions’ offer looked like little more than an insurance policy against injuries to their current trio of Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure and Kevin Smith.
Ryan Grant can’t be faulted for wanting something more than that. It’s possible he could find a larger role elsewhere but the Lions aren’t the organization to guarantee him that.
While it looks like things have cooled for now, it is a situation worth watching. Talks could heat up again if a better suitor doesn’t appear for Grant.