The Packers worked hard to get Glenn last year when they revamped their receiving corp. With the emergence of Donald Driver, Robert Ferguson and Javon Walker last year, Packers coach and general manager Mike Sherman felt it was best to deal Glenn and clear $1.4 million in salary cap space rather than fork out a $500,000 roster bonus on March 4.
"Robert Ferguson has matured more than any player in our program this past year," Sherman said. "I think he's proven himself that he's going to be a very fine player. Javon Walker as well. I'm also excited about the two other younger guys – Karsten Bailey and Devin Lewis. I think it's a position that was not very strong a year ago that has become a position of strength and allowed me an opportunity to let Terry go, which will allow me to have some money and do some other things at some other positions from a salary cap standpoint."
The Packers gave up a fourth round pick and last year's draft and a fourth round pick in this year's draft to the Patriots for Glenn, who was acquired on March 11, 2002 by the Packers. Glenn finished with 56 catches for 817 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games. Of Glenn's 56 catches, 43 were for first downs (76.8%, third best in the NFC).
Sherman has no reqrets.
"If you told me a year ago I'd get Terry Glenn for two fours, yes I would think it was worth it, without question," he said. "That's before we had the emergence of three receivers on our roster. We have had guys emerge, so now he became more expendable."