Ryan Grant

The Green Bay Packers have done nothing to try to re-sign running back Ryan Grant and now he seems likely to join an NFC North rival.

The Detroit Lions have reportedly offered Grant a contract and he’s planning to meet with the team’s staff on Monday. If all goes well, Grant could be a member of the team by Tuesday.

Detroit has a tenuous situation at running back, where Jahvid Best has been in and out of the lineup because of concussions and Mikel Leshoure is expected to be suspended because of a drug arrest. Grant, who finished 2011 strong, would add a bit of stability to that situation.

It’s surprising the Packers haven’t made an attempt to bring the veteran back considering their own running back situation. Their depth chart is led by the oft-injured James Starks. He’s followed by Alex Green, who’s coming off a torn ACL, and Brandon Saine, an undrafted rookie in 2011.

Apparently, the Packers are confident those players will continue to develop and stay healthy. Seems like an unnecessary risk to us when Grant can probably be had for peanuts.

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