Joe Haden, Other Cleveland Browns Rookies Should Avoid Holdout

July 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Head coach Eric Mangini is not the kind of guy who sits around waiting for his players to sign their contracts.
While the front office has managed to sign their third-round draft picks and lower, including Colt McCoy, the top three picks remain unsigned as of this writing.
Joe Haden, T.J. Ward, and Montario Hardesty both await contracts and training camp is only a few days away.
On one hand, rookies need to take advantage of the opportunity afforded to them and get as much money as they can up front because their careers could end on one play.
On the other hand, the players also have to balance their need to get paid with their duty to be on the practice field. If they're not in pads, they're not getting the reps, and that means lost time.
Mangini has proved time and again he waits for no one and is fully prepared to move forward with or without "key" figures on the team. See Dawson, Phil, for an example.
Mangini also made it perfectly clear in 2009 he was...

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