The Seattle Seahawks have kicked off their three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday without Pro Bowl wideout DK Metcalf. According to ESPN, Metcalf doesn’t have an excuse for his absence and could be hit with a fine if the Seahawks decide to go that route.
Metcalf missing the start of minicamp isn’t so surprising. The 24-year-old player still hasn’t received an extension offer he likes from the Seahawks and is most likely trying to put some pressure on the organization.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Metcalf is currently in Los Angeles where he is recovering from a foot injury that hampered him in 2022.
Metcalf is entering the final year of his rookie deal and would like to have a new contract before stepping on the field for the 2022 NFL season. He is one of several wide receivers from the 2019 class that are looking to exploit the exploding WR market. Fellow Pro Bowler A. J. Brown already got a four-year, $100 million contract, while Deebo Samuel and Terry McLaurin find themselves in a similar situation as Metcalf.
DK Metcalf has been a reliable offensive weapon for Seattle since entering the league. Over the past three years, he made 216 catches for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns. Metcalf’s best year as a pro was in 2020 when he received Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro nods after catching 83 passes for 1,303 yards and 10 TDs.