Kendall is seeking at least a $1 million salary increase to a minimum of $2.6 million for the 2007 season and reiterated his desire to be released by the Jets if a new deal is not reached. His growing frustration results from his belief that he's being treated unfairly by an organization he has sacrificed for in the past and a head coach, Eric Mangini, whom he feels betrayed him.
"I thought I was somebody (Mangini) valued," said Kendall, who is entering his fourth season with the Jets. "At a certain point, he told me some things that, frankly, I was surprised to hear from him. He told me he appreciated that I was so candid with him and he wanted me to continue to be that way because he wasn't always sure that he was getting that from other people in the building."
The Jets didn't respond to a message seeking comment.
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