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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

No More Nice Guy, Says Steeler

EW YORK -- Gary Anderson, one of the NFL's best kickers, has a message for the Pittsburgh Steelers: No more Mr. Nice Guy.


Anderson says he will not report to camp until the Steelers make good on their promise to make him one of the league's best-paid kickers. "They think I'm too nice a guy to do this," he said.


Anderson is entering the final year of a contract that pays him $350,000 a year, plus a $50,000 bonus. He is seeking $4.5 million over four years.


"The Steelers tell me to my face they think I'm the best kicker in the league," Anderson said.


He converted 28 of 30 field goal attempts in 1993. Pete Stoyanovich of Miami, who was 24 of 32, averages $1 million per year, and Morten Andersen of New Orleans, whose contract stipulates he be the highest-paid kicker by at least 5 percent, will make $1.1 million. Andersen was 28 of 35 last season.


Patriots. Coach Bill Parcells is trying to make rookie linebacker Willie McGinest into a star, but he gets thirsty barking instructions.


Twice a day during double sessions, when the other players are catching their breath, McGinest can be seen dashing to the cooler for the coach.


"He told me it would be my job to bring him his Gatorade and that he didn't like the orange stuff," the first-round draft choice from Southern California. "He likes the green stuff with ice. What am I going to do?"


Browns. Receiver Michael Jackson, who came to camp early to rehabilitate his left knee, says he may leave when the veterans report if he does not get a contract for $1 million or more per year for the next three years. Jackson, who will make $649,000 this season, caught 41 passes for 756 yards last year. He wants a three-year, $4.7-million deal, the same one Cleveland offered Dallas Cowboys free agent Alvin Harper in the offseason.


Colts. The Colts signed quarterback Don Majkowski, who was waived last week because of his $1.4 million contract, for a smaller salary, and free agent defensive back David Tate.