"Samuel's representatives were seeking a contract that included about $30 million to be paid out in the first three years of the deal.
"The Patriots were offering a package that averaged around $6 million per season, and although it is not known how much money would be paid out in the first three years, one thing is clear: It wasn't close to the $30 million Samuel was seeking . . . ."
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