The Tennessee Titans are “hopeful” of having first-round pick Chance Warmack into camp on time, per a source with knowledge of the situation.
Titans players report on Wednesday with the first practice scheduled for Thursday.
At issue is the offset language the Titans want to include in the deal. Offset language protects the drafting club with regards to guaranteed money in case the player does not play out his entire rookie contract and is then signed by another team.
In that regard, several first-round picks have come to terms in recent days. Dion Jordan (Miami), Lane Johnson (Philadelphia) and Barkevious Mingo (Cleveland) all agreed to deals with offset language included and were able to get signed in time for the start of their respective camps.
Warmack was the 10th overall pick in the draft, and under the NFL’s new slotting system, the amount of the contract is relatively in place and similar to what was paid to that draft position the year before.
Last year, Stephon Gilmore of Buffalo was the 10th overall pick. He received a four-year contract worth just over $12 million that was fully guaranteed.
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