Tom Curren's scathing piece yesterday blaming the agent must have gotten Jason's attention. It appears they spoke yesterday. Unfortunately he's still basically playing the poor Deion card. Claims this isn't just about this contract (Chayut wants closer to $7M per), it's continued hard feelings about the 5 year rookie deal and now he adds a contract offer after the 2004 season that was insulting. Says Deion will come in without a contract only if they agree to not use the franchise tag on him. Curren explains why teams are reluctant to do that. http://www.projo.com/patriots/content/projo_20060728_28patsjo.f300bc.html On another sour note, Shefter on NFL Total Access tonight said to be prepared for a protracted holdout, into the season.