The days of first-round holdouts are a thing of the past with the rookie wage scale now in place in the NFL.
The Titans agreed to a deal with first-round pick Rashaan Evans on Tuesday, not only well before training camp, but early in the off-season program, after just two days of the Titans rookies mixing with the veterans.
Evans, chosen 22nd overall by the Titans, agreed to a four-year deal with the club, which will have a fifth-year option to exercise or decline before Evans enters the fourth year of the contract in 2021.
Holdouts, even if just for a couple of days, were regularly an issue under the old collective bargaining agreement.
Evans, who starred at the University of Alabama, is expected to start alongside Wesley Woodyard at inside linebacker for Tennessee as a rookie.