The Green Bay Packers have agreed to terms with the New England Patriots on acquisition of veteran wide receiver Terry Glenn in a draft choice trade, GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced today.
The necessary paperwork, completed late this afternoon, has been forwarded to the National Football League for approval Monday when the trade is expected to become official, Sherman said.
Glenn will be introduced to the Wisconsin sports media at a press conference on Saturday, March 9, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the media auditorium of the Packers' administration building.
The 27-year-old Glenn, who will be coming to Green Bay in exchange for an unconditional fourth round selection in the 2002 draft and a conditional, performance-based choice in the 2003 draft, is the fourth-ranking receiver in New England's 42-year league history with 329 career catches.
Glenn, 5-11 and 193 pounds, also ranks among the Patriots' all-time top ten in both receiving yards (fifth with 4,669) and receiving touchdowns (ninth with 22).
"I am pleased to announce the acquisition of Terry Glenn in a trade with the New England Patriots," Sherman said. "Terry brings another dimension to our receiving corps. He has indicated to me in my conversations with him an intense desire to play at Lambeau Field in front of the Green Bay Packers' fans. I am enthused to get him here and have him become a part of this team."
"I'm excited to join the Green Bay Packers," said Glenn. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the storied tradition that so many football fans follow with such incredible passion. To play for Coach Sherman and in the same offense with Brett Favre is a great opportunity. I want to contribute to the team in every way I can and help the Packers get to the championship level."
A first-round draft selection out of Ohio State in 1996 (he was the second wide receiver chosen in the draft, following Keyshawn Johnson, first overall) when he was the seventh player chosen overall, Glenn also is one of only two receivers in New England annals to have posted multiple 1,000-yard seasons. He amassed 1,132 yards in 1996 to set a New England rookie record and a career-high 1,147 yards in 1999, a year in which he was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad.
Stanley Morgan is New England's career leader with three 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
In that baptismal, '96 season, Glenn missed the season opener but still managed to set an NFL reception record for rookies with 90 catches. The 90 receptions rank second among the Patriots' all-time single-season reception leaders. Ben Coates is the only Patriot who has caught more passes in a single season (96, in 1994).
The possessor of thirteen 100-yard receiving games, a total which ranks second on the Patriots' all-time list, the seventh-year professional also established franchise receiving records at Cleveland in 1999 (October 3) when he caught 13 passes for 214 yards, thus becoming the first Patriot ever to surpass the 200-yard receiving plateau.
Two years earlier, Glenn established postseason career-highs with 5 receptions for 96 yards in New England's divisional playoff game at Pittsburgh (January 3, 1998) before leaving the game with a broken clavicle.
Coming out of high school in his native Columbus, Ohio, Glenn passed up scholarship offers from other schools to stay home and "walk on" at Ohio State, where he went on to establish himself as one of the premier Buckeye receivers of all-time. He set Ohio State single-season reception records as a junior with 1,411 yards and 17 touchdowns, breaking the previous marks of 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns set by Cris Carter in 1986 and the 11 touchdowns by Joey Galloway in 1993.
Along the way, Glenn posted a school single-game record when he caught 9 passes for 253 yards (an imposing 28.1-yard average) and 4 touchdowns in a game at Pittsburgh; he also had 17 yards rushing, 16 yards in punt returns and 29 yards on a kickoff return for a total of 315 all-purpose yards in the 54-14 triumph over Pitt.
Glenn, who entered the NFL draft following that record-breaking junior season, was accorded the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the top collegiate wide receiver in the nation.
Earlier, he attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus, where he was co-captain of the football team as a senior and led Brookhaven to an 11-2 record as well as a chance to compete in the state playoffs. He closed out the year with 416 yards and 4 touchdowns on only 14 receptions (a 29.7-yard average).
Glenn, a history major at Ohio State, is the father of a 5-year-old son, Terry, Jr. Off the field, he was one of the Patriots' leading donors to the team's Thanksgiving Adopt-a-Family program in 1999 and 2000.