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Miami Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey. (Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
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Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor. (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star-USA TODAY Sports) /

NFL Rumors: Colts putting Jonathan Taylor’s contract on the backburner

Colts owner Jim Irsay caused some drama this week after tweeting about NFL running backs wanting to alter the CBA to ensure star rushers could be paid more.

When he accused some agents of “selling bad faith,” Jonathan Taylor’s agent hit back that “Bad faith is not paying your top offensive player.” The agent then quote tweeted Ian Rapoport pondering whether the team could repair the relationship by writing, “I doubt it.”

Irsay spoke to ESPN to clarify his comments, saying they weren’t aimed at Taylor or his agent. He explained that the Colts weren’t even negotiating with Taylor right now…which is kind of the problem.

“We love Jonathan, we need Jonathan,” Irsay told ESPN. “Our hope is Jonathan has an outstanding year and that we have a good year as a team and then we get his next contract done. That’s the hope. We think the world of him as a person, as a player. It’s just timing. When your time comes to get paid, then you get paid.”

So yeah, the Colts aren’t trying to get a deal with Taylor done, and they haven’t offered him one either, preferring instead to wait until after the season when the star running back’s contract is up.

Just add this to the list of things signalling that Taylor won’t be sticking around Indianapolis.