Sal Paolantonio wrote that Mangini said, "This is the business side of the NFL...Pete Kendall is practicing hard and always has" the article also portrayed Kendall as saying,
"I took a pay cut for the Jets when I wasn't playing well. I want a pay increase to as my level of play has gone up. If I don't play up to the contract I will take another pay cut. If the Jets offer me a raise I'll be onboard."
Basically what's implied here is that Kendall is saying call me a liar next year if I don't take a pay cut I should take. The article also mentioned the fact that this shed a light of hope on a previously pitch black situation. The article also said that the two Jets OL rookies fom last season Brick and Mangold have improved from last year which is scary and if the Jets can resign Kendall to bring back the entire OL then the Offense could do some serious damage. But basically it said that if the Jets didn't give Kendall a pay increase and he sat out, was cut or traded they'd still be a solid OL.
The Jets should bring back Kendall for next season (they shouldn't cave in bc that shows that they give in to outlashes that people give out but they should meet him in the middle with like a $700,000 deal), he basically has no trade value to speak of in terms of a valuable pick (ie 3rd rounder: I know we do well in the later rounds with picks but he could be invaluable to us in terms of further developing the OL) And the idea of trading 2 30 + year old players (kendall and mccareins) in a package almost sullies and deal as opposed to enhancing it.