Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who is in the final year of his contract, said it was his understanding there had been no recent talks between his agent and the team.
The Packers are expected to place the franchise tag of about $5.5 million on Finley in March if the sides can't agree on a long-term deal.
"If they do, it's something I've got to work through and talk it out," Finley said.
Finley has been passed by the likes of Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski in the battle to be the top young tight end in fantasy football, but still has a lot of potential if he can cut down on drops. Keeper league owners looking ahead to 2012 can expect him to return to the Packers, which is good for his value.