Wide receiver Golden Tate says he will take a pay cut if it means he gets remain with Superbowl winners the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks are still basking in the afterglow of their Superbowl demolition of the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
However they still have business to attend to despite the 2014 season being seven months away.
Sidney Rice is believed to be on his way out of the franchise according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, and the Seahawks are looking to tie Tate down to a new deal.
That shouldn't be too difficult given that he's already revealed he will take less money than he could earn elsewhere to remain in Seattle.
"I probably shouldn't even say this right now, but I'm going to say it anyway just because I love Seattle," he said.
"Honestly, I would rather take a little less to be happy and win ballgames than to take way more and go to a crappy city where the fans don't give a crap about the team.
"You win a game once a month or something like that. I'd much rather stay in the situation that I have now for a little less than to go and try to break the bank somewhere else."
That may well have to be the case as they look to secure the futures of Michael Bennett, Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas which could push the Seahawks to the very edge of their salary cap.
Despite his insistence Tate also said he doesn't "want to be disrespected" when the Seahawks get round to offering a new deal.
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