First, running back Ryan Grant held out, and now he has a hamstring injury. This is costing him VALUABLE practice time.
During this whole Brett Favre saga, the Packers' biggest on-the-field problem was probably Grant. He missed a week of training camp before agreeing to a four-year contract worth anywhere from $18 million to $30 million. Now he has been on the sidelines for two straight days with a hamstring injury that Mike McCarthy said was "slight." Grant playing in Monday night's preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals is in doubt. "If he can go, I would like to see him go," McCarthy said.
Grant stayed in Green Bay throughout the team's offseason workout and everything, even though he didn't participate in anything. He appeared in the locker room on Saturday and told the media he'd come right back. He never returned, thinking about going into training for his hamstring muscle instead.
Grant went up the depth chart all the way to the startering spot in the second half of the season and dominated by running for 956 yards and eight touchdowns. He added 201 yards and three more scores in a playoff victory against Seattle in A LOT OF SNOW, but Grant could be slipping from his role just as quickly. "He needs to practice, obviously with the time he has missed with his contract and now with his injury," McCarthy said. "He definitely needs reps."