With DeSean Jackson out of sight after practices, Michael Vick has become his unofficial spokesman.
While Jackson anticipated having a new deal in place by the regular season opener per an NFL source, time is running out.
"It's a tough situation to be in but he'll be OK," Vick said Friday.
"At some point things will happen for him."
Heeding his own advice Vick wound up with a $100 million contract extension.
With Jackson's body of work plus the contract extensions of wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals and Santonio Holmes of the Jets, a $50 million deal would seem more than appropriate.
Vick has tried to tell Djack, who will catch passes and return punts Sunday against the Rams, to play all-out and the business end will happen for him.
"Obviously it's going to be on your mind if it's something that you want," Vick said. "But me and DeSean have talked and he understands that you only can control what you can control. And I think DeSean is going to go about it the right way.
"I think the most important thing right now is just to focus on football and things will take care of themselves. Just be happy, be honored and
privileged to be in the position that you're in because everybody
doesn't have this opportunity at the end of the day. On the same note
not everybody is not blessed with the talent that DeSean has and can do the
things that he can do."