Although Short reported to training camp without a hassle, he doesn't appear to be any closer to a long-term extension.
Coach Ron Rivera insists the contract impasse has not been a distraction over the past month. In fact, Rivera believes it's only a matter of time until the two sides find common ground.
"Somewhere along the line, they'll get together, they'll figure it out. I believe they will," Rivera said, via the team's official website. "He's too important a player for us, and K.K. likes where he is. We'll see how it all unfolds."
"The young man shows up and plays," Rivera added. "It's going very well. He's done some really nice things, and not just with what you see in practice or games. Overall, he's really done some nice things."