The new Collective Bargaining Agreement removes most of the room for negotiating rookie contracts and therefore has eliminated most rookie holdouts. But “most” does not mean “all.”
Chance Warmack, the Titans’ first-round draft pick, remains unsigned, and the Titans’ training camp has begun.
The issue appears to be that the Titans and Warmack’s agent haven’t come to an agreement on whether offset language will be included in Warmack’s contract. That’s the major sticking point that remains in rookie contract negotiations across the league and is believed to be holding up deals for Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (first overall), Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper (seventh) and Jets cornerback Dee Milliner (ninth) as well.
The Titans selected Warmack with the 10th overall pick and are expecting him to start from Day One. Titans coach Mike Munchak said on Wednesday that he considers Warmack a major part of the offensive line and think it’s important to get Warmack in camp as soon as possible, but at least one practice is taking place without the big guard.