NFL Training Camp Holdouts: Who’s Budging and Who is Standing Firm

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Without a labor agreement in place between the NFL and the NFLPA after this season, owners are concerned about paying out big guaranteed contracts when a lockout or strike is a distinct possible outcome. Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans were able to come to a compromise this week that brings Johnson back onto the field for at least the 2010 season and ends his potential holdout. Most of the top draft picks for rounds one and two remain unsigned at the time of this article being written, so it appears safe to state that the majority of them will be absent from the start of the training camp. Earlier today it was announced that Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys reached an agreement on a multi-year deal. So perhaps this will cause some sort of domino effect, with other high picks using this deal as a springboard for other deals to get done. Due to the overwhelming number of unsigned draft picks, we will only use one draft pick in the article, who is rumored to be the longest ho...

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