Chance Warmack, Titans reach deal
Warmack's contract is worth $12,166,646 and is fully guaranteed and includes offset language, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The offset language means if Warmack is cut late in his rookie contract he can't be paid by the Titans and another team that would pick him up.
Warmack gets $5 million at time of signing and $557,118 before the end of the year.
The rookie guard, who was drafted 10th overall, has missed four practices for the Titans, who have an off day Monday. He tweeted on Monday afternoon after the Titans announced his contract agreement, saying he's ready to get started.
Time to get to work! #Blessed— Chance Warmack (@chancewarmack) July 29, 2013
Warmack practiced with the first-team offense during the team's offseason program, but right tackle David Stewart was limited to only individual drills recovering from a broken right leg. Stewart is back now but hasn't yet been able to work on spacing and communication with Warmack during his absence from training camp.
Coach Mike Munchak said Sunday the missed time definitely hurts Warmack because they've gotten so much work done already. Coaches can catch Warmack up, though nothing can compensate for the missed experience.
"Even though he's been through it one time, there's nothing like this kind of competition," Munchak said. "There's stuff that went on today that the offensive line faced versus the defense. That's something that's hard to make up. I mean, we know he'll be here at some point and we'll just have to wait until that comes. He's good enough to play and help us right away, it just sets everything back."
Warmack started 45 games for Alabama, winning three titles with the Crimson Tide, and earned All-America honors in his senior season.
Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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