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Raiders QB Derek Carr Says He’ll Play Under Existing Deal if No No Deal is Reached by Camp

The Raiders may have some tense moments in their hands this season if they don’t get a deal done with quarterback Derek Carr, who stated on Tuesday that he’ll play out the final season of his original four-year deal even if he doesn’t get an extension by the start of training camp.

When asked directly if he would play out the final year of his existing deal if the two sides can’t agree on an extension by the beginning of training camp, Carr said, “I wouldn’t even answer the phone. The money isn’t the thing that drives me. If it does, then I shouldn’t be standing here.

“What drives me is making sure I’m giving everything I have with my abilities and making sure we win, and I don’t want anything distracting my thought process at all. That’s not a jab or anything like that. That’s must me, saying I’m not going to deal with anything that’s not helping me focus on winning.”

Carr is scheduled to make $977,519 in salary with a cap number of $1,709,210 based on the four-year contract he signed as a second-round draft pick out of Fresno State in 2014.

The quarterback is the life blood of the teams’ offense, and the last thing they want is to be caught in a situation where they don’t get a deal done with Carr.

Look for the two sides to continue to work and hopefully a deal will get done before the start of camp.

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