The Green Bay Packers hosted former New York Giants free agent defensive end Chris Canty today and the two-time Super Bowl champion left 1265 Lambeau Avenue – however, he didn’t leave with a contract in hand.
Of course, that’s not surprising given that the Packers, especially GM Ted Thompson, aren’t willing to jump the gun on these types of situations. Deliberate would probably be a good way to describe how the Packers will proceed.
What they did today was give Canty a physical and showed him around the comfy confines afforded by one of the oldest and well-established franchises in the NFL.
So where do things go from here? Well, Canty has already visited the Tennessee Titans (who are reported to have offered a contract) and the Kansas City Chiefs and may pay a visit yet to the Jacksonville Jaguars … and then it will be up to him and the Packers brass to agree to terms if Green Bay is indeed the team with which he would like to sign.
JSonline.com talked to Canty’s agent today. Brad Blank said there were no talks about money while they were touring the facility, but that he would talk money as early as tomorrow in a followup call with Packers officials.
Whether Canty feels the same way won’t be decided just yet.