The Green Bay Packers have a lot of decisions left to make in the offseason before their 2012 season kicks off in the fall. Their plans will not be able to really firm up until they learn whether they'll be without running back Ryan Grant.
ESPN Wisconsin reports that Grant, an unconditional free agent, has met with the New England Patriots and may have received an offer from the AFC champs, but is currently considering an offer from the Packers NFC North rivals, the Detroit Lions.
There is mutual interest between Grant and the Packers for the running back to return for another year, but a new contract has yet to materialize.
"I think that Green Bay is a phenomenal organization, the guys on the team and what we've built there in the last five years is something special. Coach (Mike) McCarthy and the rest of the coaches I think are doing a great job across the board. And the community, the fans are the best. So of course, I think everybody knows that I'm a Packer at heart and I do want to stay.
"But that's the business aspect of everything. I understand it, and I think both sides do. We're just trying to move forward. And if we can work something out, that'd be awesome."
Packers and Lions fans will have to wait and see how this all shakes out.