In an ominous-sounding article Sunday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News quotes a Giants official as saying "more people than you know" want new contracts.
There are also hints in the article that some players have been hitting the banquet circuit a little harder than the fitness room this offseason, with coach Tom Coughlin saying "We have some people that are not in the kind of condition they need to be in."
Ah, the price of success in the modern era. Unfortunately, for a lot of today's players the winning isn't the most important thing. It's when they win, how can they cash in?
We know Plaxico Burress wants a new deal. We have no clue what Jeremy Shockey wants, but he wants something. Michael Strahan has retired. Vacchiano says that at times during the off-season Osi Umenyiora, Chris Snee and Brandon Jacobs asked for new deals, and hints there have been others.
Is this just normal post Super Bowl stuff that will, largely, go away by training camp? Or, is there more to be concerned about here?
I know I've said before that it's just June and you can't get too worked up about this stuff now. That's true, but all this stuff does have the potential to become distracting, and that would be a problem.