The 27-year-old Clifton also has another option. If he signs a long-term deal with the Packers before next Tuesday, which would keep other teams out of the mix, or by March 3, when Clifton would become an unrestricted free agent. To that end, the Packers expect to continue talks with Clifton's agent this week, possibly meeting today at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.
However, signing Clifton to a lucrative long-term deal would mean that the team would have to restructure several contracts to stay under the $78.5 million salary cap.
If that doesn't get accomplished, look for Clifton to draw big interest from around the league. A "steal" for the Packers last season with a cap salary of just more than $800,000, Clifton is already rumored to be on Cleveland's free agency wish-list.