What is the point of a hold out than, players get long term deals all the time after the deadline and holding out? Is it something with the new CBA. Even if so there would be no point of holding out if you can't get a long term deal, you would just be losing money for nothing.
the point is, why go to training camp and risk injury if youre not locked up beyond one year? you can miss all of training camp and cut out the hits and grind of training camp and preseason games. and if they want, they can hold out until week 10, only play six games and hit the offseason without getting beat up for a whole season.
holdouts serve a purpose when used properly.