NFL holdouts and hold-in: Latest buzz on Chris Jones, Nick Bosa and Brian Burns - ESPN
As the NFL's clock ticks toward the end of offseason business and the start of regular season games, three of the league's premier pass-rushers still have looming financial affairs to complete.
In pursuit of lucrative contract extensions, San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, Carolina Panthers linebacker Brian Burns and Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones are either holding out (Bosa, Jones) or holding in (Burns).
Each situation is unique, but all three absences loom large, as Bosa, Burns and Jones aim to land deals that make them among the highest-paid players at their positions.
ESPN reporters Nick Wagoner, David Newton, Adam Teicher and Jeremy Fowler take a look at what's happening with Bosa, Burns and Jones with Week 1 upon us:
Current contract details
Nick Bosa, San Francisco 49ers: Bosa enters the final season on his rookie contract after the Niners exercised the fifth-year option on him in 2022. If Bosa were to play this season under the option, he would make $17,859,000, all of which is fully guaranteed so long as he reports this week. -- Wagoner