Contract won't stop Morris Claiborne from being on time to camp

Deal or no deal, Morris Claiborne says he is headed to training camp.

The cornerback, drafted sixth overall by the Dallas Cowboys after a bold trade up the board, doesn’t have a contract done yet. He told Jimmy Watson of the Shreveport Times that is not going to deter him from being on time.

I have no idea (about when the contract will be done),” Claiborne said. “I let my agents and those guys handle that. So far, they seem to be doing a pretty good job. I’ll patiently wait. I’m not in no hurry. You hear a lot of talk about people saying I’m holding out. No I’m not holding out. I’m going to camp signed or not signed. It don’t matter.”

Claiborne held a youth football clinic on Saturday and is anxious to get going after he was slowed in the offseason with a wrist injury that limited him in the Cowboys’ program.

“I can’t wait,” he said. “It’s been a while because of my wrist, so far so good. It’s getting healthy and I’m ready for camp to start.”

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