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Waiting game: Sam Darnold still a no-show at Jets camp

July 28, 2018

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is sitting out a second day of practice at Jets camp because of a contract impasse.

The No. 3 overall draft pick was again not on the field Saturday. Darnold is expected to compete with Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater for the quarterback job once under contract. He and Chicago linebacker Roquan Smith, the No. 8 choice, remain the only unsigned picks from the entire NFL draft.

The dispute seems to hang on contract language. Darnold will receive a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $30.247 million, including a $20 million signing bonus — when he signs.

If a player is cut during his rookie contract, offset language provides the team with financial protection.


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