Owens headlines likely camp holdouts

It's been an offseason filled with contract squabbles. But it's unclear whether that will actually translate into a flood of training camp holdouts.

Updated: July 15, 2005, 1:17 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Talk is cheap, literally, during much of the NFL's down time. When training camps are empty, so is the rhetoric for the most part. Discussions of contract inequities, at a time when no one is drawing paychecks, are usually more bemusing than bitter.

With most camps scheduled to open in two weeks, the heat may be turned up as much off the field as on it. The verbiage can get venomous, and those contract-related offseason harangues that seemed relatively benign in April can mushroom into official ...

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