Look Who’s Squawking: Only Texans, Titans Have Real Holdout Issues

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With the major portion of free agency over and the rookie draft completed, the NFL offseason has entered its hibernation phase.
With most potential personnel acquisitions likely to have minimal impact, the focus has turned to the grievances that many veteran players have with their contract situations.
Numerous restricted free agents have refused to sign their qualifying offers, and most are not attending organized team activities as a way to protest their contract situations.
However, those players are the exclusive property of their 2009 teams because they failed to sign an offer sheet with another team prior to the April 15 deadline for doing so.
In essence, these players have little to no leverage since their teams are allowed under the collective bargaining agreement to reduce their qualifying offers to 110 percent of their 2009 salaries if they have not signed their qualifying offers by June 15.
In many instances, failing to sign by June 15 could result i...

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