|Sunday, February 23
Updated: March 25, 3:57 PM ET
Packers offered receiver Glenn in trade
By Len Pasquarelli
INDIANAPOLIS -- The discussions are still at the tepid stage, and there really hasn't been much interest anyway, but Green Bay Packers officials here for the annual combine workouts have told other clubs that wide receiver Terry Glenn is available in a trade.
The willingness to deal Glenn, who had 56 catches for 817 yards and two touchdowns in his first season with the Packers in 2002, further indicates that Green Bay officials are confident their younger wide receivers can handle the job.
Donald Driver emerged as the team's No. 1 wideout last season, and coach Mike Sherman likes the progress of youngsters Robert Ferguson and Javon Walker. In addition, the Packers would like to avoid paying Glenn a $500,000 roster bonus due later this week but might not be able to get around that.
The Packers have given agent Jim Gould permission to discuss trade possibilities with other teams. It is likely that Glenn would have to restructure his contract to be attractive to other franchises.
Glenn is scheduled to earn a $1.5 million base salary in 2003 along with the $500,000 roster bonus. His base salaries for subsequent seasons on his contract are $2.05 million (2004), $3.5 million (2005) and $5 million (2006). There are roster bonuses of $4 million for the 2004 season, $1 million for 2005 and $2 million for 2006.
The Packers would save $1.4 million on the cap for this season if they were to trade Glenn under his current deal.
The off-field problems Glenn experienced during his tenure in New England have been well-documented. Although the Packers insist that Glenn was a model citizen during his one season in Green Bay, other teams remain wary of the veteran wide receiver.
The Packers surrendered a pair of fourth-round draft choices to acquire Glenn from the Patriots last spring, hoping he would provide a much-needed deep threat for Brett Favre, but the breakout season Driver enjoyed kept him from developing into a consistent big-play performer.
Len Pasquarelli is a senior writer for ESPN.com.