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Manning, Giants have not talked about new deal


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Eli Manning says he has not heard from the New York Giants about a possible contract extension.

The No. 1 overall pick from 2004 is entering the final season of a six-year deal and is scheduled to be paid $17 million.

As for an extension, he told the New York Daily News, “No discussions yet. I don’t know if there will be or not.”

Manning, 34, completed a career-best 63.1 percent of his passes for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2014.

The two other 2004 first-round quarterbacks seem set to stay with their teams for a few more years. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Ben Roethlisberger to a five-year, $99 million deal in March, and the San Diego Chargers are talking with Philip Rivers about an extension.

Manning apparently is not concerned.

“I guess I’m just happy that I’m still playing and still got a job to do,” he said. “I guess I’ve always just thought, ‘They gave me a contract for six years; this is the sixth year.’ I don’t have any complaints. I’m going to do my job, no matter what. My focus is on playing good football, winning games, and whatever happens after that happens after that.”

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