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Saintswrath 06-10-2010 01:07 AM

Agent: Thomas, Saints far apart
 
Agent: Thomas, Saints far apart
June 9, 2010







NEW ORLEANS (AP) -The New Orleans Saints have made one long-term contract offer to Pierre Thomas since the Super Bowl, and the value was not close to what the club's leading running back was seeking, Thomas' agent said.

"The Saints have refused to negotiate with us. They've given us one proposal," agent Lamont Smith said Wednesday. "Pierre made the NFL minimum (salary) the last three years and was their leading rusher the last two. He made all the plays necessary. ... He's done all the right things. He played his (first) contract out."

The Saints generally do not discuss ongoing negotiations, and when asked to respond to Smith's comments, general manager Mickey Loomis said only that Smith "is correct that we are far apart."

Thomas, who signed a three-year contract with the Saints as an undrafted rookie in 2007, is a restricted free agent. The Saints tendered him a one-year offer of about $1.7 million. Because the period when Thomas could sign more lucrative offers from other teams has passed, the Saints have Thomas' rights for 2010.

Thomas wants a longer extension worth far more than the lone multiyear offer New Orleans has made so far, which was the reason he skipped the Saints' mandatory minicamp last weekend and has remained absent for voluntary practices.

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strato 06-10-2010 01:10 AM

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P.T phone home

st thomas 06-10-2010 01:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by strato (Post 229582)
P.T phone home

lol

papz 06-10-2010 07:15 AM

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The agent for Pierre Thomas confirmed an NFL Network report that he's not close to a long-term deal with the Saints.

The Saints have only made one offer. It wouldn't be a surprise if they were low-balling Thomas considering their RFA tender offer was only at the second-round level. The agent did deny that he's seeking "Steven Jackson money" at $8 million per year, but the sides remain far apart.

Source: Associated Press

Who does PT think he is wanting Steven Jackson money? (sarcasm)

diamond12 06-10-2010 09:22 AM

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That sux!!!!!!!!! Old man Benson ,,excuse me,,,,,,cheap ass old man Benson with his tight wallet again,,,,,,give PT what he deserves you ass!!!!!

jeanpierre 06-10-2010 05:50 PM

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Am curious to see what was offered and what Thomas is seeking...

VillainAgain 06-10-2010 06:16 PM

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The Villain wasnt gonna chime in but since im higher then the mosthigh at this moment, I say pay him generously he deserves a new deal but until he does stephen jackson numbers he wont see any of that give him a 5 year $24Mil 4mill in signing bonus throw an escalator in there for 1300yards to bump up 3mill deal is done, having $15+Mill tied into rbs is alot

HouYat 06-10-2010 07:01 PM

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He needs to be paid a lot more since he outplayed his contract the last 2 years. But if they are that far apart, both sides need to give in a little. That should happen as we get closer to training camp. Who knows, maybe PT doesn't like camp and wants to hold out most of the summer? If that happens, the Saints will need to bring in someone else for insurance.

NOLA54 06-11-2010 10:24 AM

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I love P.T. If the Saints hadn't signed him as an undrafted player I'm not certain he would have had the opportunity to show his talents. I had read he was looking for a $44 million contract. Don't know how accurate that is. However and there is always a however in life, I believe Loomis is pricing their offer based on P.T.'s performance while comparing his achievements with those of other running backs in the leauge today. It's like when you are house hunting you look at the comps for the neighborhood so you don't over pay. It worked with Sharper and it will work for P.T. He will still get great money

Danno 06-11-2010 05:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jeanpierre (Post 229668)
Am curious to see what was offered and what Thomas is seeking...

4 years, 11 million


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