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Aaron Rodgers isn’t highest-paid QB, but says ‘I know my value’

Aaron Rodgers isn’t the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback anymore, but isn’t worried about it.

The Packers starter will begin negotiations for a new contract once his current one expires in 2019. Rodgers said his agent, David Dunn, will make sure he receives a fair deal.

“Well, that stuff usually takes care of itself, and I have a fantastic agent, he does a great job. He worries about that stuff,” Rodgers told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “When it comes to setting the market values, I let that stuff take care of itself. I know my value in this league, and I know the team appreciates me.

“Each week we gradually continue to progress,” Smith said, via ESPN.com. “It’s been some great transition with the nerve regenerating.”

Smith, who was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft, spent his rookie season recovering from knee surgery. It was eventually revealed he suffered nerve damage after he blew out his knee at the end of his career with Notre Dame.

During Wednesday’s practice Smith wore a brace on his knee, but participated in snaps and nine-on-nine drills. He said the brace isn’t limiting him too much and that he “feels explosive” and China Cheap Jerseys is moving fast.

“I see him moving around well, changing direction and doing the things that he needs to do in a day-to-day process,” linebackers coach Matt Eberflus said. “We’re excited where he is.”

As to whether Smith will be ready for the Cowboys’ season opener, he said he would be on the field, but coach Jason Garrett isn’t making any promises yet.

“Don’t want to make those statements. We certainly love the progress Cheap Youth MLB Jerseys that he’s made and are excited about what he’s been doing up to this point,” Garrett said. “He’s getting better and better and better. He’s getting more and more comfortable with the football movements. He’s been playing more football for us the last couple of weeks. And that’s been a positive sign for him.”