Corey Davis agrees to terms on Titans rookie contract

29 Jul


The Tennessee Titans have their first-round pick under contract.

Wide receiver Corey Davis agreed to terms on his rookie contract Saturday, the Titans announced. Earlier Saturday, NFL Network Ian Rapoport reported the two sides were closing in on a deal and trying to hammer out language in the contract. Davis is the last first-round selection from this year’s NFL draft class to agree to terms on a deal.


“I know he wants to be out here with his teammates and I’m glad it’s done,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said in regard to Davis. “He didn’t very much time. … he’s a guy I know who’s been studying and doing some things every day he’s not been here. I know he’ll come in here prepared and not miss a beat.”

Worth noting: Davis shares an agent — Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency — with 49ers defensive end Solomon Thomas, who signed his rookie deal on Friday.

Even as the rookie contracts become more boilerplate, there are still negotiating points. Agents working in their clients’ best interest can spend weeks hammering out details that might seem like worthless minutiae now but have a significant effect on a player’s career down the road. Offset language and bonus distribution are still important enough for some players to miss significant time during training camp, as we saw with Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa a year ago.

The Titans now can look forward to Davis, who has been compared to Dez Bryant and lauded as a potential game-changing weapon for ascending star quarterback Marcus Mariota, being a valuable contributor on the field in training camp.

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