The Lockout is still on, and the players are still “anxious” to get out there and play. In the past few days, there have been breakthroughs in talks, especially with the owners voting to ratify a deal. The last issue is with the players, and when they will vote on the deal. The question is, do the players really want a deal as soon as possible?
The players do not start getting their regular salaries until the season starts, so why would they go out for many hours in the hot sun to run and work on plays? A majority of the country is currently going through an extreme heat wave, and it could be that the players will use any excuse to avoid strapping on the pads and doing live hitting drills.
Another reason to avoid training camp for as long as possible is that undrafted free agents and rookies come in every year, and steal roster spots from veterans, so why would the veterans want more time to give these younger guys a chance? If there is less time to learn the plays, more veterans will be employed because frankly, they have an understanding of what it takes to play on an NFL team.
When players hit in training camp, regardless of what restrictions the new CBA will have on them, there are bound to be many injuries, especially, with the lack of organized offseason training sessions. So why should a player risk additional injuries when they can at least slow the process down by a week or two?
Reading between the lines of the lockout, the issues they are discussing now are insignificant. They have solved the real issues, and the players know there is little left to be discussed. They may just rather wait it out as long as they can.