Earlier today, Yannick Ngakoue ended his holdout and showed up to training camp for the Jaguars. With his time away from the team coming to an end, there are now only four NFL stars holding out for a new contract.
Another holdout that gained attention from the media came from Michael Thomas. He quickly reached an agreement with the New Orleans Saints on a five-year extension.
While it’s not unusual to see players holding out of camp for a lucrative contract, the trend has been rising in recent years.
As the regular season approaches soon, the four players still holding out are: Jadeveon Clowney, Ezekiel Elliott, Melvin Gordon and Trent Williams.
There is no telling when any of these holdouts will end, especially since each player has been clear about their demands.
Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue needed to report by Tuesday to have this season count as accrued season to free agency, and he will. He now is scheduled to be a UFA after this season.
Remaining holdouts: Ezekiel Elliott, Melvin Gordon, Trent Williams, with Jadeveon Clowney unsigned. https://t.co/soPB5T1ngE
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 4, 2019
Out of all the holdouts thus far, the ones involving Elliott and Gordon have been discussed the most.
Another holdout worth watching is in Washington. Williams has made it public that he won’t show up to camp until he receives more guaranteed money from the team.
Considering how talented all four of these players are, it’s possible that some of these holdouts linger into the regular season.