Saturday, July 24, 2021

Packers' stalled contract talks with Davante Adams tied to DeAndre Hopkins' deal

From JSOnline:
Tom Silverstein
Packers News

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers have reached the point in contract talks with
wide receiver Davante Adams where each side has refused to move off its negotiating spot.

And so, as often happens in high-stakes negotiations, news of Adams and his agent, Frank Bauer, breaking off talks on a contract extension surfaced Friday.

A source from Adams’ camp said the Packers have refused to consider the two-year, $54.5 million extension Arizona receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed last year in establishing a yearly average for Adams’ extension.

NFL Network was first to report that talks between the two sides were suspended and the Hopkins deal was the main issue.

Adams has a year left on his contract, and a report like this surfacing before training camp starts isn’t a surprise. It’s ideal for Adams to sign the deal before the start of the regular season so that he is protected financially in case he suffers an injury during the final year of his contract.

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