NFL summer training camps are well underway and players have already checked into the rooms. As is always the case, some of the players are absent because of dissatisfaction with their contracts. Often these holdouts don’t last more than a day or two, in other cases the situation can last for a complete year.
And these holdouts follow the same pattern year after year, with the players laying low and teams continuing to say the right things about working out a deal. While on one hand all NFL fans stay tuned in to get the latest updates on such negotiations, many of them go a step ahead and bet on all kinds of possibilities. Whatever type of NFL bets you engage in, always keep in mind that you should shop around for the best football betting odds, before placing your wagers. The linked-to page lists out the top football betting portals that offer very good odds on all popular NFL betting markets. Let’s now go over two such players who haven’t reported for training as yet, and are hoping for a better deal.
Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas Cowboys
He’s the star running back of Cowboys who scored the maximum yards per game in NFL, in each one of his last 3 seasons. Absent from the side that boarded the plane to Oxnard, California, it’s apparent that he has officially begun his holdout.
His salary situation – He signed a $ 25 million rookie contract and has two years left with the team. Picked up with the fifth-year option in the last NFL season, he seems to be hoping for a better contract.
His importance in the team – Elliot is very crucial for the success of Dallas Cowboys and their offense, especially in the present era when the running backs have been sort of marginalised. However, Amari Cooper, the wide receiver and quarterback Dak Prescott, who are the other two important players in the offense are already negotiating contracts with the Cowboys, and are attending the training camp too. Elliot’s backup in the team is Tony Pollard, who was selected as a rookie in the fourth round of Memphis.
What is the team saying? – Jason Garret, the coach of the team said that Zeke has had an excellent off-season and they are very excited about things he can accomplish for their team. You can stay updated about all the NFL news as well as Elliot situation on the NFL page of our website.
Jadeveon Clowney, Houston Texas
Clowney is considered the number 1 draft pick overall and has consistently been the star edge rusher over the last four NFL seasons. He hasn’t shown up for the training camp too and is reportedly going to sit out for the preseason games as well.
His salary situation – Although Clowney hasn’t signed it as yet, he has been offered a $ 16 million one-year deal with the franchise. Currently involved in a Players Association dispute regarding his position as a defensive end or a linebacker, as the latter gets almost $ 1.6 million less salary, he is hoping for an overall better figure.
His importance to the team – Combined with JJ Watt, Jadeveon Clowney is very critical for the Texans’ defense capabilities. They finished the 2018 season as the third most effective against the run, in the league. Clowney’s backup in the team is a rookie named Duke Ejiofor who had six solo tackles last season and is expected to get more time in Clowney’s absence.
What is the team saying? – Bill O’Brien the coach of Houstan Texas said that they really want Jadeveon Clowney in the training camp right now.