Grant Happy To Be a Packer Again
Green Bay Packers' Ryan Grant (25) breaks away for an 80-yard touchdown reception during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. Image by AP
Ryan Grant walked into Lambeau Field and received a standing ovation on his first day back in Green Bay.
"Yeah, I kinda think that's more off a joke, like a condescending thing," he said. "The guys on the offense gave me a little [clap] nothing big."
"Nothing in jest, it was all respect," laughed Aaron Rodgers. "I think it was legit, it was for me. I don't know about the rest of the guys. We're excited to see him back."
Grant hopes the run game down the stretch will bring Lambeau to it's feet as he will be counted on to help the ground attack, but not carry it.
"I think guys know he's a hard worker, he's a tremendous player he just has to go out there and continue to prove it," said wide receiver Donald Driver.
Mike McCarthy said Monday to expect Grant on the field Sunday against the Lions. He will serve as a back up to Alex Green, the only Packer running back left with a game day carry.
"I feel good physically, I'll see how it goes, of course, every day but I feel pretty good," said Grant. "So I think the coaches are doing a good job just trying to make sure I'm as prepared as possible."
"There's not going to be any period of him trying to study the playbook," said Rodgers. "There are a couple changes here and there. We have a good feel in the backfield together so I'm sure we'll be fine out there."
Driver: "He's not new to the team," added Driver. "I think it makes it easier a guy who knows the offense who can come in and play right now. So I think this is going to be big for us."