The AJC is reporting that Jordan Beck
has agreed to terms, which thus far is the first rookie to sign, and camp starts tomorrow.
But I'm asking how big a blemish is this in McKay's record? He's never had a good history when it comes to holdouts, and thus far since Blank has taken over and Ray Anderson has been our cap guy, we've only had 2 of 3 first round picks in camp on time.
The man has had 3 months to get rookies signed. I know that our cap situation was hindering us, but McKay said it himself that all they needed to do was free up $400,000 in cap space. Considering that other teams can create $2 or 4 million in cap space at times, $400K is relatively pennies to that.
Some might say 1 or 2 days of missing camp is not all that important in the long run, but I think it is, particularly for rookies, whether they are undrafted or drafted. Bottom line training camp is one big competition. And there are 70 or so other players that are getting a head start on them.
I don't want to come off as McKay bashing, but seriously how difficult is it to get 7 or 8 rookies signed in 3 months when $400-500,000 is all that stands in your way? For such a "great GM", it just comes off as borderline incompetent.