Adelaide re-signing Rory Atkins isn’t about to pressure his teammate Josh Jenkins to ink a new AFL deal with the Crows.
Atkins, an emerging 17-game player, has signed a two-year extension with Adelaide, who are sweating on a deal for the sought-after Jenkins.
Brisbane this week denied offering a bumper bid to Jenkins, who is off-contract at season’s end.
But Atkins says when it comes to contracts, everyone is different.
“There’s a lot of things that need to be assessed,” Atkins, 21, said on Friday.
“But I’m confident that we have a very close group, a very young group, and we’re striving for success and going the right way in doing that.”
Asked if Adelaide players had made a pact to stick together, Victorian-born Atkins replied: “There’s definitely not anything structured, stuff like that usually just happens catching up with a mate or a group of guys for a coffee,” he said.
“There’s more of a bias to stay with the group that you feel comfortable with.”