Kendall leaves off-season workout program

Jets starting left guard Pete Kendall is currently not participating in the team's off-season workout program.

Kendall is looking for a raise. He is currently scheduled to make $1.7 million for the 2007 season, and he'd like to get a raise of about $1, a person from his camp told Yahoo's Jason Cole.

The Jets aren't budging.

"Pete's situation is unchanged," said Jets coach Eric Mangini.

How does Mangini feel about Kendall leaving the off-season workout program?

"He participated early," said Mangini. "He hasn't been of late. It's not mandatory and it's a voluntary program, but it is something that has real value."

Mangini would like Kendall to re-enter the program.

"It's one of those things where I think it is positive to be here," said Mangini. "I really do."

It sounds like Mangini would like Kendall to remain on the Jets, but probably not with a raise.

"Pete's {Kendall} a professional," said Mangini. "He has done a lot of good things and he was very instrumental in helping Nick {Mangold} and D'Brickashaw {Ferguson} develop last year. I really respect the things that he has done."

The Jets attemped to trade Kendall during the draft. However, the one team who's interest has been confirmed, Miami, is a club the Jets don't want trade Kendall to, since they are in the same division.


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