Apparently the Roosters aren’t impressed with Blake Ferguson being splashed across the papers due to alcohol again (we’d argue that’s more the media’s fault than his, but that’s neither here nor there).
According to 7Sport, the Roosters have downgraded their contract offer to Ferguson from two years to one, as a result of the recent “controversy” (we use the term ‘controversy’ there incredibly loosely).
The report suggests that Ferguson was shopped around to a variety of NRL clubs, including the Dragons, Sharks, Tigers and Eels; and as yet, nobody else has made a serious bid for his services.
Ferguson is understood to be keen to stay at the Roosters, and with few better options, he might be forced to stay put anyway. However, you’d have to think that somebody will come up with a better offer for a current Origin player eventually.
Ferguson has played 156 first grade games for the Roosters, Raiders and Sharks, 7 Origins for New South Wales, and 7 Tests for Australia.