Originally Posted by peacepipe
You get fined per day before the season starts. You don't lose an entire season if you're not there 30 days prior to season.
The holdout of Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson entered a new phase on Tuesday when Johnson, according to ESPN, failed to report to training camp for a 12th consecutive day, losing a year toward unrestricted free agency under the rules of the new collective bargaining agreement.
Originally Posted by Smilin Assassin
I believe Vincent Jackson is the most recent to take it even close to the deadline. Well after the season had started. But, he reported eventually, and did not lose the season.
Or not, C2J held out in 2011, Jackson held out in 2010.
Johnson obviously made a bold statement by giving up a year toward free agency by not showing up by the deadline.
However, this could easily hurt him in the long run.
Johnson may see himself as a Titan for life, but even if he gets his contract now, this will cost him money later.
The Titans could make this a moot point by awarding him a ridiculous contract, but that seems unlikely at this juncture.
C2J held out under then NEW CBA rules, Jackson did not.