There was no chance that Chance Warmack could skate through Tuesday without catching grief from his Titans teammates. On Monday the former Alabama guard became the last first-round pick from this year's draft class to sign a contract ending a five-day holdout that caused him to miss four days of practice time. "It was cool man" Warmack said early this afternoon about what he was hearing from teammates especially fellow offensive linemen while going through a team walk-through. "They were giving me a hard time. They're still giving me a hard time. "It's all fun man. I'm having a good time being back. 'Big Money' is back. The new guy is here.' I hear all that stuff. It's all good." Big money indeed. On Monday the No. 10 overall draft pick agreed to terms on a four-year deal worth around $12.2 million that includes a $7.2 million signing bonus. The contract is fully guaranteed and provides the Titans with an option for a fifth year. The contract also included the "offset language" the Titans sought and had been a sticking point in the negotiations. It allows a team to save money on guaranteed parts of a contract should the player be released and then signed by another team. "I'm a football player first" said Warmack who has been conditioning in Tuscaloosa Ala. while waiting for the contract to be finalized. "My main focus is just football. I let my agent worry about the logistics of the business part. I just wanted to get back on the field as soon as possible." After passing a physical he joined the team Tuesday morning for the brief walk-through. The Titans second training camp practice in full pads was set for later in the day. "Definitely as an offensive lineman you've got to mesh with your teammates especially with the other offensive linemen" said the 6-foot-2 323-pound Warmack who is slated to start at right guard in the season opener Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh. "So yeah I worried about missing those days because it takes longer to catch up." Warmack's initial training camp appearance was not lost on teammates especially fellow offensive linemen. Ninth-year left tackle Michael Roos the leader of the group said he hadn't figured out just yet how to welcome his rookie teammate in a very special way.
Titans' Warmack hits practice field after ending holdout
Fox Sports Tennessee | Aug 1