Glenn to Green Bay?

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 morning.

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.


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