Chance Warmack is officially a holdout with the Tennessee Titans.
How long he remains one appears uncertain.
Warmack is slated to start at right guard for Titans after being the 10th overall pick in last April's draft.
“Hopefully, that'll be tomorrow and Chance will be here by the weekend and now we can look at the full picture of who plays well next to each other, who the center is, who complements the left and right guard,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said.
At issue in Warmack's deal is offset language the Titans want to include in the contract, which protects the club with guaranteed money in the event a player is released before the contract is up and signs with another club.
As for the negotiations, the Titans did not make general manager Ruston Webster available to comment, and Eugene Parker, one of the representatives for Warmack's agency, Relativity Sports, told TitanInsider that his partner Roosevelt Barnes was handling the negotiation.
In the meantime, the Titans mixed and matched on the offensive line, first going with Rob Turner at center and Fernando Velasco at right guard. The two then switched up later with the first group.
The Titans want to get Warmack in sooner rather than later, according to Munchak, who said in a worst-case scenario that Warmack could hurt his chances to start with a prolonged absence.
“It's hard enough for a rookie to come in and start, especially on an offensive line. We'll have to wait and see. It's hard to say, but if he misses two, three or four weeks or something, there's no way he's gonna be able to come in and help us right away,” Munchak said.