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Rookie RB Brown on His Way to Being a Holdout

As pointed out in today’s Indy Star, rookie RB Donald Brown is on his way to being a camp holdout if nothing gets done:

It’s possible Brown, who led the nation in rushing last season at Connecticut, will have his contract finalized in time for him to report with his teammates by this afternoon’s 2 p.m. deadline.

The parameters for his contract are in place in the NFL’s so-called “slotting system” for draft picks. Linebacker Clay Matthews, selected in the No. 26 slot by Green Bay, and center Eric Wood, taken 28th overall by Buffalo, already have signed. Matthews reportedly signed a five-year contract that could be worth as much as $13.2 million, while Wood’s five-year deal could top out at $13 million.

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