PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 12: Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers rushes after a catch during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 12 2010 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Ryan Grant story is becoming more and more bizarre by the day. In case you haven't been following it, let's break down the developments of the story.
Last week, we first learned that the Lions were reportedly interested in Grant via his agent, who claimed a contract offer had already been extended. Shortly after, we heard more from Grant's agent, who claimed that his client was scheduled to visit Detroit on Monday.
Monday came and went without Grant visiting the Lions, although it was unclear if the visit could have occurred earlier or perhaps somewhere other than their facility in Allen Park. On Tuesday, John Clayton cleared up that aspect of the story by reporting that Grant didn't visit because the two sides were too far apart on the money in the contract. Also on Tuesday, Dave Birkett reported that a visit had never even been scheduled in the first place.
Alan Herman, Grant's agent, said in a text message last week that Grant was scheduled to visit the Lions on Monday, but a team source said no visit was ever scheduled. Herman did not return phone or text messages seeking comment Monday.
To me, the report from Clayton seems like an excuse from Grant's side about why there wasn't a visit. Birkett's report is based on a team source, making me think this was just a big negotiating ploy by Grant's agent.
In any case, it seems pretty clear right now that Grant ending up in Detroit isn't anywhere near as likely as it seemed just a few days ago.