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Offsets an issue for Warmack, Titans as well

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Another team that thought enough of the work done by their scouting staff to take a player in the first round of the NFL Draft is holding off on signing that player because they’re worried that they’ll wind up cutting him before he plays four years in the NFL.

According to a report from Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, it’s the Titans who are pushing for offset language in guard Chance Warmack’s contract. Warmack, the 10th overall pick in April, takes the same negative view of such language as many of his peers have taken, which leaves Warmack without a contract a week ahead of the start of training camp.

The offset issue is also delaying contracts for several other players in the top 10, including Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson and Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo. All the teams are reportedly pushing for language that would allow them to only owe the difference between the player’s original salary and any salary they get from a new team while players want to have the total contract guaranteed, which teams have bemoaned as “double-dipping.”

With nothing else to fight about in regard to rookie contracts after the new CBA restructured the way deals are done, offsets have lingered as a way for both sides to battle since there’s an argument to be made for both positions. Given that pigs fly about as often as first-round picks get bounced before the end of their first deals, one is free to wonder if time might be better spent fighting about the font used for the contract itself.

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13 Responses to “Offsets an issue for Warmack, Titans as well”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 18, 2013 12:20 PM

    So Warmack isn’t a sucker either. Pay up Tennessee.

  2. dailyminefield says: Jul 18, 2013 12:23 PM

    Seriously Titans? These f’n teams are getting these 1st rounders at about 1/2 the cost of what it used to be. Be happy it costs less and sign the guy.

  3. floratiotime says: Jul 18, 2013 12:49 PM

    As if he’s going to be cut in 3 years.

  4. Steeley McBeam says: Jul 18, 2013 1:01 PM

    Whats up with this guy and his jerseys? Do they just not make them big enough to cover his belly or is this a new fashion statement?

  5. jjb0811 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:04 PM

    Skies filled w/ pigs!
    Gholston #6
    Maybin #11
    Carimi #29
    Best #30.

    Just because teams can’t draft doesn’t mean the players should be denied a full contract.

  6. jagwires says: Jul 18, 2013 1:13 PM

    Apparently picking a correct jersey size is an issue as well. Dude looks like he’s wearing a training bra.

  7. wwwmattcom says: Jul 18, 2013 1:25 PM

    Haha. This Guy wanted to be in Tennessee too. See what happens when you tell teams who you hope picks you. Sucka

  8. nickster31 says: Jul 18, 2013 1:28 PM

    The ONLY reason rookies even need an agent is because of the offset language in these contracts. If teams would just guarantee the contract, players would be in camp day 1.

    As pointed out by another commenter, this is a very small price to pay the players compared to the old style contracts.

    Make everything simple, get the player signed and in camp.

  9. titansbro says: Jul 18, 2013 2:03 PM

    Get it DONE titans. You picked this guy because you believe he is nfl ready.

  10. ccjcsr says: Jul 18, 2013 2:12 PM

    Sucks to be in that position, kudos for Jerry getting our Draft Picks signed and ready for a playoff run!

    #GoCowboys

  11. jmak79 says: Jul 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    I will side with owners on this one, why would you want to pay for a guy you cut, then he signs with another team for less but they pay to see him beat them?

    Just saying, we don’t get paid by our old job when we move to the competition.

    Also, with some of the recent ways players act it leaves room for a player to get a nice contract, tank because they don’t like the coach, city, other team mate (pick your excuse) then get cut and signed if a trade can’t get done, then they sign for nothing to whoever they want. It may seem far fetched but so does a 40 million dollar player killing a guy.

  12. tsizzlehotpiss says: Jul 18, 2013 4:00 PM

    jmak79 says:Jul 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    I will side with owners on this one, why would you want to pay for a guy you cut, then he signs with another team for less but they pay to see him beat them?

    Just saying, we don’t get paid by our old job when we move to the competition.

    Also, with some of the recent ways players act it leaves room for a player to get a nice contract, tank because they don’t like the coach, city, other team mate (pick your excuse) then get cut and signed if a trade can’t get done, then they sign for nothing to whoever they want. It may seem far fetched but so does a 40 million dollar player killing a guy.
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    You would have a somewhat valid point if Warmack were even remotely the type of player whom you reference. However, he is not, and that makes this lame attempt by the Titans to hose a 10th overall pick they drafted whom they direly need to shore up the interior of their o-line even more ridiculous.

  13. nou04 says: Jul 18, 2013 9:05 PM

    If they suck bad enough that they are going to get cut, then they don’t deserve the money. I hope the teams stand pat and don’t give them guarantees. Are the players going to guarantee they don’t suck? Or get in trouble? Greed, that’s all this is. Pay me even is I am not good enough to stick.

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