Titans' GM doesn't foresee team having issues signing Marcus Mariota

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota remains the only unsigned first-round pick, but general manager Ruston Webster said Friday he doesn't foresee an issue ahead.

"It's going like most contract situations go about this time of year," Webster said on "The Midday 180" on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone. "We have had good conversations. We'll continue to have good conversations. Looking forward to getting that done and him being in here for camp.

"I personally don't see there being a major issue. ... I don't concern myself too much with it if a guy misses a few days. We've had good talks. We're motivated. Marcus is motivated. So I would expect that we would be able to get something done. As you said, we have plenty of time right now, so we'll just see where it all goes."

The Titans finished minicamp on Thursday. Players will report for training camp on July 30 and begin practice the next day.

Under the new collective bargaining agreement that went into place in 2011, rookie deals are slotted and haggling is reduced pretty much to offset language -- whether a player will get paid all he's owed by the team that drafted him if he's cut, or any salary he gets from a new team will be discounted from that original deal.

Even with so little to debate, the Titans have had two first-round holdouts.

Receiver Kendall Wright missed five days at the beginning of training camp in 2012, and guard Chance Warmack held out for five days in 2013.

Webster joined the chorus of praise for Mariota's work through OTAs and minicamp.

"I think he's done a great job to this point for a rookie quarterback coming to a new offense and a new situation," Webster said of the second overall pick in the draft. "Obviously very prepared when he steps on the field. I think the physical talent is evident when you watch him out here, which is really one of the main things I look for when they get here that we see in him or any player what we saw on film and live in games.

"That's been really good. He handled himself great in situations. I like the way he deals with our team and the other players. He's working hard at it. He's working very hard at it. So we feel very good about it."