Packers RB Ryan Grant: I'm still leader of the backfield

Sports Radio Interviews - [Full Article]

WSSP Milwaukee: After missing most of last year with an injury, are you still considered the starter?:

Packers RB Ryan Grant: “I would think so. I don’t know. From what I’ve heard, that’s the conversation that was told to me. … I was told that by [former running backs coach Edgar Bennett], initially. Jerry [Fontenot, the new position coach] didn’t tell me that anything changed. Jerry told me that as of right now I’m still the leader of the backfield and the expectations won’t change. … I do believe there will be competition, which is fine. I’m all for that.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Grant missed nearly all of 2010 with an ankle injury while rookie James Starks came on strong in the playoffs as the Packers workhorse. The Packers also drafted rookie RB Alex Green in the 3rd round. This will be a camp battle to keep an eye on with a committee attack likely.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason