Ronde Barber is a little richer and a lot happier now that he has his new contract, but this has left Brian Kelly wanting his payday. However, Kelly is signed through the 2008 season so what is he crying about? Sure he will never see the 2008 money, as it was added to help with the salary cap. So basically Kelly has until the END of next season to get a new deal.
Bruce Allen's policy is he doesn't discuss an extension with a player until he is in the final year of his contract. So Kelly will have to wait until next season to start talking about a new contract.
Besides Chris Simms is in his final year of his contract, sure the Bucs just gave him a one year deal, but the Bucs also want to offer Simms a long term deal. I have been told and I have read on several media reports that the Bucs are now working towards a long term deal with Chris Simms, that will keep him locked in as the quarterback of the Bucs for many years. This is going to be a good move. Simms has the ability to be a huge star in the NFL. We don't need another Steve Young situation, where we let Simms go, and years later he is inducted into the Hall of Fame.