Glenn, Packers agree to 5-year deal

Terry Glenn signed a five-year, incentive-laden contract with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, officially marking the start of his second chance in pro football. If all goes well, the wide receiver and the Packers have a golden opportunity to reach the Super Bowl.<p>

Glenn's deal is worth about $25 million and features roster bonuses and incentive clauses. Glenn's agent, James Gould, declined to specify the amount of the signing bonus, but it is believed that it is around $2 million.

Money didn't seem to be the biggest issue, though, for Glenn, who expressed a sincere gratitude for being able to play for the Packers.

"I know in the past I had a couple of issues," said Glenn as he spoke to the Green Bay media on Saturday. "I think we addressed them and we want to look forward to really get it started. I really am fond of the Green Bay Packer organization. I've always been for years. I'd like to thank the fans and hope the fans will welcome me here as well as Coach Sherman did.

"I just want to say that (sigh) I'm happy to be here. It's been a long road. I'm going to do all I can to try to turn this thing around. Like Coach (Mike) Sherman said I'm very accountable for things that have happened in the past. I want to leave it in the past. I want to come here and try to revitalize my career. There's no better place to be than in Titletown."

The Packers began pursuing Glenn during the National Football League combine in Indianapolis in late February. Sherman and members of his staff met with Glenn at Gould's house in Cincinnati. After a three-hour meeting with Glenn, Sherman came away impressed despite the troubles Glenn had with the New England Patriots last year.

"He really wants to be just a regular guy, do what the good Lord has given him the ability to do and that's it," Sherman said. "There are very impressive things about this man."

Glenn is expected to join the Packers for their first off-season minicamp at the end of April.


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