The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... Apparently unimpressed with the Lions' offer to him, Grant never took a previously scheduled trip to the Motor City on Monday. Grant's agent, Alan Herman, said Tuesday that he and Grant canceled the trip because of "economic issues." He didn't elaborate, but it seems safe to assume that had the Lions' offer been more lucrative, Grant would have taken the visit.
Diehards Line: Last week, Herman said Grant had an offer on the table from the Lions, who could not only bolster their own backfield but keep Grant away from his current team, the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers, by signing him. The Packers, meanwhile, have made no attempt to re-sign Grant, who has expressed on several occasions his desire to remain in Green Bay. The Packers might be letting him explore the market before trying to sign him for the veteran minimum.