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Thomas Says He Wants ‘Steven Jackson Money’

The stalemate seems to be ongoing for running back Pierre Thomas and the Saints, as Thomas is speaking out saying he wants the type of money of another NFC running back – the Rams Steven Jackson:

Saints running back Pierre Thomas wants more money, and he hasn’t been afraid to talk about it. Although his agent, Lamont Smith, is denying that his client is looking for anything close to the six-year, $44.805 million deal that the Rams gave Steven Jackson two years ago, Thomas has already been quoted as wanting “Steven Jackson money.” So while his sights may now be set a little lower, he still isn’t happy with his current deal. Thomas signed his one-year tender on June 14, one day before the Saints could have reduced their original offer by more than $1.1 million, and he’s currently in line to receive $1.684 million during the 2010 season. With training camp around three weeks away, Thomas is hoping that the Saints will up their offer from the reported four-year, $11 million deal they opened with which is a far cry from Jackson’s contract, but it certainly leaves plenty of middle ground for the two sides to come to an agreement.

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