Show Me The Money: NFL Players Seeking New Contracts
June 18, 2007
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Darwin Walker, DT
The Bills seem ready to move on without Walker after not agreeing on a deal before the start of mandatory mini-camp on June 11. Walker is holding out while seeking an extension to the two years left on his contract. He made getting a new deal a condition of his trade to the Bills, so he could be sent back to the Eagles in exchange for a 2008 sixth-round draft pick.
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Lance Briggs, OLB
Briggs wants a long term deal and was indignant after the Bears slapped him with the franchise tag. In March the Pro Bowl linebacker said, "The Chicago Bears organization? I don't want to be there anymore. I won't play for them and I'll do everything in my power to keep from playing there." He's been true to his word by skipping camp.
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Asante Samuel, CB
He was franchised in February, but said he will sit out until the 10th week of the regular season -- the week by which he has to report to get credit for the 2007 season. Samuel wants to be paid like an elite corner after a 10-pick 2006 season, but the franchise tag sets him up to earn $7.79 million this season. Despite Samuel's displeasure with that figure, it's still nearly four times what he made in his first four years.
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Alex Brown, DE
Brown has three years left on his contract, but has made his desire to be traded public. The Bears defensive end has received permission to seek a trade with a team willing to give him a new deal.
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Alan Faneca, OG
The six-time Pro Bowl lineman has only one year left on his contract and is disappointed with the long-term extension Pittsburgh offered. Faneca does not plan to join the team until training camp starts in July.
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Pete Kendall, OG
An angry Kendall arrived at camp announcing his desire to be traded or released. He boycotted Eric Mangini's offseason program because he is unhappy with his contract. The offensive co-captain, signed through 2009, is seeking to increase his $1.7 million salary by around $1 million. The Jets are unlikely to budge because Kendall just renegotiated his contract last season and made $5.2 million in 2006.
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Cory Redding, DT
Redding was due to become an unrestricted free agent but was instead given the franchise tag. He wants a long-term contract, and the Lions have said signing him to one is a priority, but the sides have not yet reached an agreement.
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Kris Jenkins, DL
Jenkins' agent said his client's absence from voluntary camp wasn't related to the Pro Bowler's current deal, but also said Jenkins is in search of a new contract. Reports indicate the 27-year-old either wants a new deal or to be traded, and that he will be traded if he does not show up for training camp.
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Tony Romo, QB
Romo and the Cowboys are in the preliminary stages of talks to extend his contract beyond 2007. Romo feels good about the negotiations and would like to reach an agreement before the start of the season. Though he made the Pro Bowl in 2006, Romo has only 11 career starts and is still a developing player.
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Marc Bulger, QB
Coming off the best season of his career, Bulger will make $3.95 million in the final year of his contract. Rams officials have called re-signing Bulger a "no-brainer" and Bulger has said he'd love to finish his career as a Ram. But the deal isn't done yet, so who knows what will happen.
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