ANDERSON, Ind. -- NFL agent Drew Rosenhaus was in attendance for the Indianapolis Colts' practice Tuesday afternoon, checking in on some of the players he represents.
Rosenhaus and the Colts are in talks about a contract extension for Hilton. Colts owner Jim Irsay told ESPN.com last week that he “can’t see why” they can’t get a deal done for Hilton before Labor Day.
“I don’t want to characterize the negotiations other than we’re working hard at it,” Rosenhaus said. “Talks have been really productive. I’ve got a lot of respect for (general manager) Ryan (Grigson) and Jim. They do a great job. I would guess (Labor Day) would be outstanding. That’s a good time frame.”
If a deal is reached by Labor Day, Hilton will be the first domino to fall in the Colts’ 2012 draft class. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener will also be free agents at the end of this season. The Colts have already said they want to work out an extension with quarterback Andrew Luck after this season. Irsay also hopes to have an extension worked out with left tackle Anthony Castonzo, the team's first-round pick in 2011, before Labor Day.
Hilton is coming off his first Pro Bowl selection, having caught 82 passes for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
“T.Y. loves playing for this organization,” Rosenhaus said. “All the parties involved want the same thing as far as T.Y. playing for the Colts. It’s not the first time that I’ve come here to visit in the last couple of weeks in the hopes of trying to get an extension done for T.Y. But I also wanted to come out and see some of the other guys.”