AZ Player Wire: Money Talks

The Arizona Cardinals found themselves in all sorts of money discussions this week. Among the talks were Kurt Warner, Karlos Dansby and Early Doucet. AZRedReport.com has more details than anyone on Doucet's contract.

QB Kurt Warner

Warner's agent continues to negotiate with the Cardinals on a contract extension. According to the East Valley Tribune, the contract will likely include tiers based on how many starts Warner makes.

OLB Karlos Dansby

Dansby was unable to agree on a multi-year deal with the Cardinals before Tuesday's deadline for franchise players. He has a one-year, $8.065 million tender that he has yet to sign. He will become an unrestricted free agent in March unless the Cardinals use the franchise tag again.

WR Early Doucet

Doucet, 6-0, 211, Louisiana State (3/81) signed a three-year deal with Arizona. Financial terms were not disclosed**, although the East Valley Tribune did report the deal includes a signing bonus around $600,000. The Cardinals didn't plan on taking a receiver this early in the draft, but likewise didn't think they could pass on Doucet. He had a disappointing senior year mostly because of a groin injury, and he isn't particularly fast. But the Cardinals think he was a productive player as a junior and could fill the team's No. 3 job, which opened when Bryant Johnson left for the 49ers via free agency.

**Scout.com's NFL Insider Adam Caplan has reported that rookie receiver Early Doucet has signed a three-year deal with the following base salaries: $295,000 (2008), $385,000 (2009) $470,000 (2010). Doucet also tacked on a $550,000 signing bonus.


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