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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Mickey Loomis expressed a little disappointment but zero panic over the fact that the New Orleans Saints havent been able to work out a long-term contract extension with quarterback?Drew Brees this offseason.The Saints general manager confirmed what Brees told ESPN over the weekend -- that we havent made any progress, Loomis said Wednesday. But, he added, I dont see it being a distraction.Look, lots of players play into the last year of their contract. It happened last time with us [before Brees was franchised in 2012], Loomis said. Its not our preference, but look, it happens. Nothing unusual here.Brees said the two sides havent even talked for the past three months. When Loomis was asked if he expects negotiations to resume or get shelved until after the season, he said, I dont know.I guess I would always hope that we would have a deal done, but we dont. And look, Im available. My phone is on the hook and ready to be rung, said Loomis, who was then asked if he would like to have a deal done by the start of the regular season.Well, I think Drew has said thats his deadline. So thats fine, Loomis said, referring to Brees insistence that he wont negotiate anymore once the regular season begins.Loomis acknowledged that Brees is one of the top quarterbacks in the league and is paid as such -- and we expect to do that. But its the finer points that get tricky.Guaranteed money could be the biggest issue. If Brees signs a deal that matches the going rate for elite quarterbacks, those guarantees could lock him up until he is 39 or 40 years old.But when pressed on that issue, Loomis declined to get into specifics.You know, I dont want to get into any of the details of that; thats not my style, Loomis said. So I think Ive said enough, really. Deion Sanders Super Bowl Jersey . 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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Sheldon Richardson heard the rumors, and he refused to stress over them.Whether the star defensive lineman remained a member of the New York Jets after the NFLs trade deadline Tuesday, Richardson insisted he would simply roll with it.Its a business, bro, he said Wednesday. Its just the way it goes. Good guys get traded all the time.With the Jets struggling to a 3-5 start, Richardson and wide receiver Brandon Marshall were mentioned as possibilities to be dealt. Instead, New York kept both, and the chatter ended up being just that, although one media report mentioned the Dallas Cowboys as a possible suitor.Im a good football player, bro, Richardson said. Whether you believe it or not, other teams do want me if Im traded.While Marshall said he nearly cried when he received a phone call before the deadline, thinking he had been traded, Richardson wasnt about to shed any tears, either way.Nowhere near that serious, he said.Richardson waited for a phone call from his agent to tell him whether he needed to stay put -- or pack his bags. When he heard was staying with the Jets, it was business as usual for the defensive lineman.Ive got to get ready for Miami, Richardson said, referring to New Yorks next game Sunday. Its just that simple.Its not that he doesnt want to play his entire career with the Jets, who drafted him 13th overall in 2013.Its not my choice, he said.Richardson knows the reality of the situation, much of which he has very little control over.Big business, bro, he said. It happens. Thats it. Weve got three guys that play the same position. Were all effective. Its a surplus, so Im the odd man out.The Jets defensive line, which has helped New York rank first in the league against the run, is perhaps the teams biggest strength with Richarrdson, Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams all highly regarded.ddddddddddddilkerson received a five-year, $86 million contract in the offseason, while Williams isnt going anywhere anytime soon after being the Jets first-round pick last year.That leaves Richardson, who would be entering the final year of his rookie deal next season. He could still be traded during the offseason, or the Jets could consider using the franchise tag on him after next season.I just want to play, and, yeah, get paid my fair share, Richardson said. You cant do this forever. You want to win Super Bowls and win games and stuff like that. But you also want to make sure you can take care of your family when its all said and done and its over with.Richardson, who has 1 1/2 sacks this season, mentioned last week that he thought his versatility -- he has played on the line and at outside linebacker this season -- could eventually help him when it comes time to talk contract.He refused, however, to speculate whether hell be with the Jets next year.I dont predict the future, he said. So, you never know. Anything can happen in the offseason.Game notes Nine players didnt participate in practice: LB Bruce Carter (quadriceps), LT Ryan Clady (shoulder), TE Kellen Davis (elbow), LB Darron Lee (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), WR Charone Peake (ankle), OT Brent Qvale (neck), CB Buster Skrine (knee) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (ankle). ... RB Matt Forte (knee) and RT Breno Giacomini (shoulder) were limited. ... TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who has missed three games with an ankle injury, was a full participant.---AP NFL website: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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