Morris Claiborne Hasn’t Received Contract Offer from Cowboys
Morris Claiborne is former LSU cornerback and sixth overall draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys. Lately, the NFL has been moseying along to get contracts to their players. Claiborne is no exception. With training camp coming up the lack of contract poses an even bigger problem: Not showing up to training camp.
As a rookie, training camp is big part of the adjustment from college to professional football. Most of us saw the rookies struggle after no training camp was scheduled due to the 2011 NFL Lockout. Morris Claiborne isn’t throwing shade or rushing the Cowboys for his contract.
Top Picks in the Draft Haven’t Signed
Claiborne isn’t the only one in this position. Eight of the top 10 picks haven’t signed contracts either. What are these organizations waiting for? Big issue No. 1: Teams don’t want to be responsible for a full contract if the player signs with another team. Big issue No. 2: Teams want salaries earned with another team to be subtract from Cowboys payroll.
Quotes from Claiborne
“I’ll patiently wait,” Claiborne told the Shreveport Times last week at an appearance in his hometown. “I’m not in no hurry. You hear a lot of talk about people saying I’m holding out. No, I’m not holding out. I’m going to camp signed or not signed. It don’t matter.”
Why Claiborne Shouldn’t Show Up to Training Camp
Claiborne might want to play the system. These rookies who don’t have contracts yet, should try to milk as much money out their organization as they can. They are top 10 and they need to be shown their worth.
The negative part about it: If they don’t show up for camp, do they want to be the diva that didn’t show up. It could be turned into a positive and negative spin.
Morris Claiborne is definitely at a disadvantage. He hasn’t gotten a chance to bond with his team yet. The cornerback couldn’t participate in off-season workouts because he was recovering from wrist surgery. Training camp is set for July 25, hopefully his contract issues get worked out soon.