The Green Bay Packers reportedly have offered a fourth-round draft choice
in exchange for New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn. But Glenn,
who was suspended by the Patriots three times during the 2001 season, may not
be able to leave New England.
ESPN.com reported Monday that the Patriots could take an $8 million
salary cap hit by trading Glenn, a sixth-year wide receiver. Glenn also has
said that he wants a new contract if he is traded, including a $7 million
signing bonus. The sixth-year wide receiver got an $8.5 million signing bonus
two years ago when the Patriots extended his contract, but the team withheld
the bonus last year when it suspended Glenn for undisclosed disciplinary
reasons. Glenn, 27, has filed a grievance, which will be heard this Friday
The Patriots reportedly are talking to Green Bay, Kansas City, Oakland,
Carolina, and Cleveland, and there may be other teams interested in Glenn.
Glenn's current contract has him scheduled to receive base salaries of
$675,000 (2002), $1.065 million (2003), $1.45 million (2004), $1.34 million
(2005), $1.73 million (2006) and $3.04 million (2007).
The Packers are looking for a new No. 1 wide receiver. They have asked
veteran Antonio Freeman to take a pay cut, but he has balked. If Freeman will
not restructure his deal, the Packers will release him after June 1 to clear
salary cap room. Also, wide receivers Bill Schroeder and Corey Bradford are
unrestricted free agents, and it is not certain if the Packers will try to
re-sign both of them.