With Derrick Burgess' Holdout Urges, What Are the Raiders' Options?

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With Derrick Burgess' Holdout Urges, What Are the Raiders' Options?
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Things seem to have calmed down a little bit in practice today, as the players settled in and prepared for the full contact on Monday.

The only thing still unsettled is the situation with the Derrick Burgess holdout.

It seemed like an inevitability that he would hold out eventually, considering he has asked for three straight seasons about getting a richer contract and has been turned down every time.

Either the Raiders are waiting to see him play a full healthy season, or the intention from the start was to rent him for a few years.

Either way, he is not happy, and he is not in camp.

So what do the Raiders do about it?

I mentioned in an article a few weeks ago, before anyone knew that Burgess was going to hold out of training camp, that the situation is a win all around. A.J. DeMello has some ideas of his own complete with a few wrinkles thrown in that could cause some good chin stroking...

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