Monday, July 29, 2013
Four missed practices not big for Warmack
By Paul Kuharsky
Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean was first to report the NFL has completed its first-round signings: Chance Warmack and the Tennessee Titans have a deal.
The grand total is five missed days and four missed practices. The Titans are off today, but they'll be in full pads Tuesday night. Warmack is certain to be there.
Perhaps Mike Munchak will make him wait a little before he's plugged in as the starter. More likely, I expect Warmack will go right back where he was for OTAs and minicamp.
He'll work along side right tackle David Stewart, who was out for offseason work as he recovered from a broken leg. Rob Turner, Fernando Velasco and, once his hamstring is healed, rookie Brian Schwenke will get time at center in one of the team's bigger competition.
It's worth $12,166,646 over four years. He gets a $5 million signing bonus. The deal includes offset language, which was the major point under debate.
That's technically a win for the Titans, as it means if Warmack is cut during this deal, the Titans would be off the hook for what he's owed if he's on another team collecting another salary that matches or surpasses it.
As I said at the start of camp, the offset issue didn't deserve to be a big deal.
But four missed practices aren't a big deal either.