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No. 10 overall pick Matt Leinart of the Arizona Cardinals and No. 16 overall pick Jason Allen of the Miami Dolphins remained at odds Saturday with their teams over contracts, and agents for both said they see no deal in sight.

Leinart and Allen are the last remaining unsigned first-round draft picks.

“As it appeared as of [Friday], it’s going to be a while,” said agent Mitch Frankel, who represents Allen. “We’re in agreement that it’s going to be a six-year deal, but we’re not in agreement over the value of the deal. … These things can change in a hurry, but I don’t see how it’s going to happen as of now.”

Likewise, agent Tom Condon said Friday that the Cardinals have not worked with him on any of the three proposals he has sent them over the past two weeks.

“Everything we talk about, it’s just ‘No,’” Condon said. “I don’t know where to go with this thing at this point.”

A source indicated that the Cardinals have not offered as much guaranteed money in their six-year contract offer as the $10 million that Detroit gave to wide receiver Mike Williams on a five-year contract offer, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2005 draft. Leinart can get up to $11 million in guarantees, but approximately $2 million is only guaranteed for injury.

Leinart will not get that money if he is cut before the end of the contract. In addition, the Cardinals have asked for offset language in the contract, which means that if Leinart were cut before the end of the contract and receives bonus money from another team, the Cardinals essentially would get that money refunded to them.

As for Allen, Frankel said the Dolphins have not gotten to $8 million in guaranteed money on the deal. On Friday, No. 14 overall pick Brodrick Bunkley of Philadelphia received $9.775 million in guaranteed money on a six-year deal.

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