The new Collective Bargaining Agreement has made it much easier for teams to sign their draft picks before the start of training camp, but there were still a couple of players that fell through the cracks.
One of them might be on the brink of climbing back into the light. Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans and wide receiver Kendall Wright, the 20th overall pick of the draft, are on the verge of agreeing to a contract. Per Wyatt, the final push could result in the deal getting signed on Tuesday and Wright would be able to begin working at his first NFL training camp on Wednesday.
There’s no fight going on over how much the contract will pay Wright. He’s slotted to make in the neighborhood of $8.2 million over the four years of his rookie deal. The questions of how much of that money is guaranteed and whether or not there will be offset language are the likeliest stumbling blocks that the two sides have had to clear during their negotiations.
Getting Wright on the field would be a very positive development for the Titans. With Kenny Britt’s status doubly uncertain because of his knee injury and possible suspension, the Titans need to have Wright taking as many reps as possible over the rest of camp in order to get their passing game primed for the regular season.