Chris baker: a no-show at OTA
Chris Baker a Jets no-show
BY RICH CIMINI
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER
Monday, May 12th 2008, 8:35 PM
Chris Baker wants the Jets to show him some green.
As expected, disgruntled Jets tight end Chris Baker didn't participate Monday in the team's first voluntary practice at Hofstra. The sessions run through mid-June, culminating in a full-squad minicamp.
Baker is boycotting the offseason program because he feels the Jets reneged on a promise to renegotiate his contract. Baker, coming off his best season, is entering the third year of a four-year, $6.6 million contract.
He's upset because recently signed backup Bubba Franks is making the same amount on a one-year deal. Baker also will make less than rookie tight end Dustin Keller, a first-round pick. Keller hasn't signed yet but figures to receive a five-year deal for about $2.3 million per.
Baker, who has asked to be traded, can't be fined by the Jets unless he misses the mandatory minicamp next month.
Also Monday, the Jets signed PK Mark Myers, who played briefly in the CFL in 2006.