“We want to come to an agreement,” Bowles said, via Newsday. “We want to sign all our good players. But that doesn’t always work out. I’m not saying we are or aren’t.

“Obviously you want to keep your good players around. But with the rules these days they make it very hard after four or five years to keep your own. So we’ve got to try to finagle and find ways to do that and have enough money to try to do so.