Down to One
Per The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Mark Curnutte, the Bengals have pretty much sewn up all their 2008 draft picks except for first-rounder Keith Rivers. Only about half a dozen first round picks remain unsigned. (Update 2: as of 6:30 EST, that number is down to three: Rivers, Harvey and Ellis.)
Update: Signing Rivers would be a lot easier if the two guys taken in front of him were done. But they aren’t, and nothing seems imminent on either front.
Firstcoastnews.com’s Dan Hicken reports from Jaguars’ training camp that it could be a while before DE Derrick Harvey signs.
"Top draft pick Derrick Harvey was not at camp today. He is now officially a hold out, the teams first since Byron Leftwich 5 years ago. Don’t expect to see Harvey on the practice field today, this hold out could go on a while after seeing what Jets top pick Vernon Gholston received as the number six overall pick."
Meanwhile, word out of New Orleans is that talks with DT Sedrick Ellis are at a standstill due to a dispute over guaranteed money.
Elsewhere, weirdness continues to swirl around Stacy Andrews’ brother Shawn in Philadelphia.