Mar 21, 2011; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears wide receiver Kendall Wright (1) catches a pass during the Baylor pro day at the Allison Indoor Facility. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Last year they told us that the new CBA was going to all but do away with rookie holdouts. It featured a slotting system that was going to have guys signed way before the team reported to training camp. Those were the days.
John Glennon writes this morning that Titans camp is likely to open without first round pick Kendall Wright in attendance. Just as I wrote earlier this week, it appears that the main sticking point is how much of the 4th year of the contract is going to be guaranteed. Only one player in last year's draft, Adrian Clayborn, got his full four years guaranteed. It just so happens that he was the 20th pick. Glennon points on that he was the only pick between 16-32 last year to have his deal fully guaranteed.Look, I understand wanting to get a good team friendly deal, but what are the odds that Wright isn't going to be with this team for 4 years? Paul Williams was here for four years.
There is also the fact that Wright needs as many snaps as possible because Kenny Britt isn't going to be ready anytime soon. That means they are going to count heavily on Wright from week 1.
Get it done Ruston!