Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
Denver Pro Bowl center Casey Wiegmann told the Colorado Springs Gazette on Monday he wants a contract extension.
Wiegmann indicated he could consider retirement if he doesn't get an extension prior to training camp. Wiegmann, who'll turn 36 shortly before the start of camp, said it would be "tough" to report to training camp without a new deal.
Wiegmann's agent and the team have discussed a contract, but a deal is not close. Wiegmann decided in early February to return the 2009 season. However, his agent, Joe Linta, has said often that Wiegmann was hoping to get a new deal. He signed a modest two-year deal with Denver's previous regime last year. After long-time Denver center Tom Nalen, who is now retired, couldn't play in 2009 because of a knee injury, Wiegmann emerged as a Pro Bowl player.
If Wiegmann were to decide to retire, Denver's likely center would be second-year player Kory Lichtensteiger.