Diamonds and Ice

Cardinals fail to show Kurt Warner the money
February 27, 2009, 4:27 am
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Contract talks broke down between the Arizona Cardinals and the representative for quarterback Kurt Warner, making the C.R. native a free agent, as of midnight Eastern time.

The Arizona Republic reported the Cardinals were offering a two-year deal worth $20 million. ESPN said Warner wants “top five quarterback” cash of between $14 and $16 million a season.

All the “experts” I heard and read last night said the odds are Warner and the Cards will eventually come to some sort of agreement. Warner has said if he doesn’t sign a deal with Arizona, he will retire.

Don’t bet on that happening.

Here’s a link to the Arizona Republic story:



Bills’ Jackson in C.R., negotiating contract

Ran into Buffalo Bills running back and former Coe College all-American Fred Jackson at tonight’s Coe-Cornell basketball double-header. Jackson was in town with his wife, Danielle, a Coe grad, and two young children to visit friends.

It’s awesome to see he’s the same old Freddy, and that being an NFL player (and one that got a chance to play quite a bit this season) has absolutely not gone to his head.

“It was exciting that I got to play a lot more (this season) than I did last year,” Jackson said. “I’m excited about that and seeing if we can keep moving forward and maybe my opportunities on the field can continue to expand.”

Jackson is a restricted free agent, of sorts, whose rights are owned right now by Buffalo. He said he and his agent have been in contact with Bills management about a possible multi-year contract.