Tip Sheet notes: Rivers contract update
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Updated: August 21, 2009, 3:25 PM ETBy Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
G. Newman Lowrance/Getty ImagesChargers QB Philip Rivers can become an unrestricted free agent after this season.In the wake of the six-year, $97.5 million extension signed recently by Eli Manning, and the eight-year, $102 million add-on that was awarded Ben Roethlisberger a year ago, there was much speculation that Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers would be the next Class of 2004 first-round quarterback to hit the extension mother lode. Don't bet on a deal coming any time soon.