<strong>July 4, 2005</strong>
Source: <a href="http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/8612044">NFL.com</a>
When the Ravens gave a six-year, $30 million contract that included an $11 million signing bonus to tight end Todd Heap, the reverberations were felt in San Diego, Miami and Dallas.
In San Diego, Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. He wants a new deal and there has been some speculation he will not be in training camp this summer if he doesn't get one.
In Miami, Dolphins tight end Randy McMichael is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season. Despite being scheduled to make only $455,000 this season, McMichael already has attended the team's minicamps and has vowed to be at training camp all while hoping the Dolphins give him the new deal he desires.
And in Dallas, tight end Jason Witten is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. He has discussed a new deal with Dallas, but doesn't expect anything to happen until after this season.