The Seattle Seahawks and superstar wide receiver DK Metcalf appeared to be on good terms heading into mandatory minicamp, but the two sides may be farther apart on a a long-term deal than previously expected.
Metcalf was not present at the start of mandatory minicamp. Brady Henderson from ESPN.com confirmed that the star receiver wasn’t present, adding that Metcalf’s absence wasn’t excused despite rehabbing from foot surgery. The 24-year-old old could face more than $90,000 in fines if he misses the entirety of minicamp, per Henderson.
Sources confirm to @JFowlerESPN and me that DK Metcalf is not present for the start of Seahawks mandatory minicamp. Players with unexcused absences are subject to over $90K in fines for missing all three days. Metcalf is seeking an extension and recovering from foot surgery.
— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) June 7, 2022
Still on his rookie deal, Metcalf earned just over $900,000 in 2021. That means that the Seahawks wide receiver could be fined nearly ten percent of last year’s income for missing three days of practice. He is set to make almost $4 million in 2022, and a massive contract will be coming in 2023, but the $90,000 fine and any other disciplinary action is worth noting.
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A DK Metcalf Contract Extension Appeared Likely
Seahawks fans were optimistic about a long-term extension for Metcalf after some of his recent public statements and his appearance earlier in the offseason at voluntary workouts. The star receiver holding out of minicamp might be making those some fans a bit more nervous, however.
Metcalf appeared on Shannon Sharpe’s Club Shay Shay to talk about his future with the Seahawks back in early May. The 24-year-old was optimistic at the time, saying that he expected a deal to get done.
.@dkm14 on his current contract negotiations with the Seahawks:
“We’re going to get something done. I think I’m going to be in Seattle for the next couple of years.” pic.twitter.com/GSsewwVVL0
— Club Shay Shay (@ClubShayShay) May 2, 2022
“It’s all smiles right now,” Metcalf told Sharpe. “I will say we’re going to get something done. I think I’m going to be in Seattle for the next couple of years.”
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