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DEION TURNS DOWN SAINTS' BIG OFFER

The New Orleans Saints offered Deion Sanders more money than any other team, but he turned it down because it wasn't guaranteed, executive vice president Jim Miller said Saturday.

"The deal was based on how many games he would play," Miller said. "It made no sense to us to guarantee money, which they certainly had not been shy about asking for."The Saints would have had to cut more from other players' salaries than other teams to find money for the free agent defensive back, he said.

"If you guarantee a certain amount of money and the player doesn't perform, you can't fill that with other players because the money has been eaten up," Miller said.

Miller, who announced the rejection Friday, said Sanders' agent, Eugene Parker, told him that Sanders had turned down all of the offers.

"They told us they were going to wait around, didn't like any of the propositions on the table," Miller said Saturday.