Report: Seahawks WR DK Metcalf skips mandatory camp
D.K. Metcalf reportedly didn't attend mandatory minicamp on Tuesday after contract negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks stalled, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The receiver is reportedly still recovering in Los Angeles from minor foot surgery he underwent earlier this year stemming from a previous procedure.
Despite his injury, the Seahawks reportedly consider Metcalf's absence Tuesday "unexcused," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. This is important because Metcalf is subject to a $14,775 fine for skipping the first day of mandatory camp as well as additional fines of $29,550 and $44,325 if he misses the second and third days this week.
Metcalf's absence is a bit surprising given the rhetoric around his future in Seattle all offseason. The Seahawks reportedly rejected trade offers for their star wideout even after the team sent quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Metcalf even attended some of the team's voluntary workouts earlier this spring and said in May he believed a deal would get done and he'd play for Seattle "for the next coming years."
Good to hear DK Metcalf confirm that he will be resigning with the Seahawks 👏 pic.twitter.com/XsIn6fvJpM
— Sami Jarjour (@SamiOnTap) May 2, 2022
Metcalf is among the 2019 receiver class still seeking a long-term extension. A.J. Brown already got a new four-year, $100 million deal after the Tennessee Titans traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles on draft night, while San Francisco 49ers wideout Deebo Samuel opted not to hold out after he requested a trade earlier this offseason. Washington Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin is another wideout reportedly seeking an extension as well.
Metcalf, meanwhile, is set to make just $3.986 million on the final year of his rookie contract. He's tallied 3,170 receiving yards on 216 receptions and 29 touchdowns during his three years with the Seahawks.