D.K. Metcalf not present for mandatory Seattle Seahawks minicamp

Metcalf, 24, is reportedly rehabilitating a foot injury in Los Angeles but did not report for mandatory training on Tuesday as he talks about a possible contract extension.

SEATTLE — In the midst of contract extension negotiations, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf Reportedly not present at the mandatory mini camp Tuesday, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport said Metcalf, 24, is rehabilitating a foot injury in Los Angeles but did not report for mandatory practice Tuesday as he was discussing a possible contract extension with the Seahawks.

The 24-year-old wide receiver is in the final year of his rookie contract, which was worth about $4.6 million for four seasons, according to Spotrac salary data.

Metcalf has 216 catches for 3,170 receiving yards and 29 touchdowns in three seasons with the Seahawks.

The nascent threat recorded a career-best 1,303 receiving yards in the 2020 season, good enough to make him a National Football League (NFL) second-team All-Pro. By the time he turned 23, he had the seventh most receiving yards in the NFL.

Metcalf has played in 49 of a possible 49 games for the Seahawks since his draft in 2019. He started in 48 of 49 missions.

What does that mean?

Metcalf’s rookie contract expires at the end of the 2022 season. He would like a long-term contract to match his wide receiver counterparts.

Look no further than his former college teammate AJ Brown for any potential anticipation of his market value.

Brown agreed to a four-year, $100 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason after rushing for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns in his first three seasons. Metcalf has more yards and touchdowns than Brown, albeit in six more career games.

Tyreek Hill has signed a four-year, $120 million contract with the Miami Dolphins, and Davante Adams has signed a $141 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders, representing the top earners for the position.

In an NFL dominated by quarterbacks and innovative air attacks, wide receivers are more valuable than ever.

Metcalf is looking to join the other big-league wide receivers with his next contract.

If the two sides don’t agree to an extension, the Seahawks can explore potential deals to expedite their post-Russell Wilson rebuild project.

Metcalf could be fined about $90,000 if he misses all three days of mandatory minicamp, according to NFL Network Tom Pelissero.

How will he fare without Russell Wilson?

That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it?

Metcalf improved its catch rate and efficiency metrics in an impressive second season.

In his third season, Metcalf returned to his rookie levels in yards per game and yards per goal. Wilson injured his finger in the 2022 season and missed games for the first time in his career, and Metcalf’s productivity plummeted across the board.

The all-pro receiver had just one game over 100 receiving yards in the 2022 season. He crossed that threshold five times in 2021.

His quarterback situation will take a turn for the worse in 2022 as Geno Smith and Drew Lock compete for the new starting job. Neither quarterback has rushed for 3,500 passing yards in a season, a mark Wilson has achieved in seven straight seasons.

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