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Thursday, July 25, 2013
On what Chance Warmack should do

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans opened camp with a Thursday afternoon practice.

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Andy Levitre, David Stewart and Michael Roos were all in place on the offensive line after missing OTA team work with injuries.

But first-round pick Chance Warmack was missing.

The team's right guard has yet to agree on a contract. His agent, Roosevelt Barnes, is debating offset language with the Titans.

It's the only thing to haggle about anymore with rookie contracts.

But it's pointless with Warmack.

It's about getting paid by the Titans -- and a new team should the Titans cut him before the contract expires.

He should believe he's so good that there is no chance he's going to get cut during this deal.

The team should believe they drafted such a good player there is no chance it will cut him during this deal.

The problem is one of them has to reach one of those conclusions and technically give in.

And so it becomes about giving in, not really about offset language.

Odds are very high it'll get resolved soon. It's simply not an issue worth disputing for long.