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Derek Carr won’t talk contract after camp starts

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said last week that he has “complete faith” that he and the team will reach agreement on a contract extension before the start of training camp.

On Tuesday, he said that date wasn’t just plucked out of thin air. Carr said that is also the deadline for getting a deal done before the start of his fourth NFL season.

“I wouldn’t answer my phone [to talk about his contract],” Carr said, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Carr and Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie have said multiple times this offseason that they want to strike a deal that keeps the quarterback in Oakland for years to come. There was a recent report that Carr has grown frustrated by the pace of talks toward getting that deal done, however, and setting a deadline has proven effective for getting contracts done many times in the past.

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  1. araidersfan says: May 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    It would have been much easier to extend deserving young stars like Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson if big $$$ hadn’t been wasted on an 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch.

    If Carr isn’t extended before the 2017 season and the Raiders have to franchise him in 2018, then it’ll cost even more and have even more dire salary cap implications.

  2. sgordon909usdm419 says: May 30, 2017 5:32 PM

    Not a single worry or concern from Raider fans…..DC ain’t going nowhere.

  3. borbinski says: May 30, 2017 5:33 PM

    raiders have been busy with vegas stuff. now that lease deal done now they can moved on to contracts and cash flow issues.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye says: May 30, 2017 5:35 PM

    Players say this now to apply pressure to the team, but come October if the team were to call his agent and give them a huge number over huge years with a large signing bonus, there’s no way he would say no.

    He doesn’t strike me as stupid, he has to know that if he doesn’t get a new contract this offseason and refuses to talk contract during the season, then he’s going to get the franchise tag.

  5. eazeback says: May 30, 2017 5:38 PM

    araidersfan says:
    May 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    It would have been much easier to extend deserving young stars like Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson if big $$$ hadn’t been wasted on an 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch.

    If Carr isn’t extended before the 2017 season and the Raiders have to franchise him in 2018, then it’ll cost even more and have even more dire salary cap implications

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    its gonna get done and they didn’t break the bank on lynch anyway

  6. mcniner55 says: May 30, 2017 5:46 PM

    Cant wait till Carr turns into cousins 2.0

    Good QB whose team did not extend him on time. Then is forced to pay big money on franchising him.

  7. tonebones says: May 30, 2017 5:50 PM

    Carr is a great young QB, but I really think, with experience, Connor Cook will be better. I’ve heard Carr takes every practice snap, which puts the team at a huge disadvantage if the backups have to play. Carr can see what Cook can do, so don’t expect Carr to start giving away practice snaps. Reggie McKenzie has put the Raiders in a great situation with their QBs. Nobody needs to panic.

  8. benismoney says: May 30, 2017 5:53 PM

    araidersfan says:
    May 30, 2017 5:31 PM
    It would have been much easier to extend deserving young stars like Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson if big $$$ hadn’t been wasted on an 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch.

    Big $$ on Lynch? Really?

  9. radrntn says: May 30, 2017 6:03 PM

    still have 35 million in cap space this year, and 55 million next year…plenty of room for Carr , Mack, and Gabe.

  10. jimnaizeeum says: May 30, 2017 6:05 PM

    Last year was by far his best, and he ranked 16th in qbr.
    He’s good…but he will probably get paid like he’s great.

  11. jmoney74 says: May 30, 2017 6:05 PM

    Man I hope you idiots aren’t Raider fans.

    The Raiders didn’t spend much on Lynch.. mostly in incentives. If he hits those, we’ll be playing well through the playoffs.

    Connor Cook.. really? my goodness. Carr takes all snaps with the first team.. that’s what his job is as a uhhh starting QB. Cook will have to battle Manuel for second team snaps.

  12. araidersfan says: May 30, 2017 6:07 PM

    For those that say that there is not big money being spent on Lynch, he gets 3 mil. guaranteed to start and he gets per-game roster bonuses during the season that add up to another 3 mil.

    That’s 6 mil. for a washed up RB if he’s on the roster all year even if he doesn’t cashh in on statistical productivity incentives (which he likely won’t). No doubt in my mind that that 6 mil. would’ve been better allocated in 2017 towards extensions for Carr and Gabe Jackson. The Raiders would’ve been much better off drafting a RB in the mid-rounds or even keeping Latavius Murray.

  13. redclaw1314 says: May 30, 2017 6:08 PM

    If he is confident in his abilities ,he should hold out every year until he is offered 30 mil/yr. The team would have no choice but to franchise him on an annual basis. I like the fact that he has declared a deadline—he has all the leverage.

  14. drock36 says: May 30, 2017 6:08 PM

    He’ll do what his agent tells him to do.

  15. electricboogalo says: May 30, 2017 6:14 PM

    Sounds like watching a pre-season game, only you have pay full price.

  16. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 30, 2017 6:18 PM

    I can’t think of one QB who got a big contract and went on to win a championship save for the Brady’s and the Manning’s​ of the world. There is usually little cap space left to build a championship team. So it will be interesting to see if Carr can carry them to a championship.

  17. maust1013 says: May 30, 2017 6:24 PM

    araidersfan says:
    May 30, 2017 5:31 PM

    It would have been much easier to extend deserving young stars like Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson if big $$$ hadn’t been wasted on an 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch.

    =======================

    A $2.9M cap hit for Lynch isn’t impacting their ability to sign anyone. The Carr deal makes too much sense for both sides for it not to happen.

  18. r8rsfan says: May 30, 2017 6:31 PM

    This is silly. Carr has refuted any story about having issues with his contract.
    And BTW – this year they drafted Elijah Hood out of UNC, so there’s that for the guy who says they would have been better off to take a back in the draft.
    They signed Lynch too – did both. Is that good enough for you?

  19. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 6:39 PM

    cap hell
    coming strong for oakland

  20. udontknowjacku says: May 30, 2017 7:02 PM

    Carr is hoping Cousins signs now so he can add on another 10 million or so….

  21. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 7:03 PM

    A $2.9M cap hit for Lynch isn’t impacting their ability to sign anyone. The Carr deal makes too much sense for both sides for it not to happen.

    ——

    kahlil mack due and carr due absolutely has a lot
    to do with trying to make the numbers works

    reminds me of denver’s knee jerk move to sign
    welker

    ended up working out for denver since the pats were
    so dismantled by injuries; but cap hell rides with
    denver to this day

    short window

  22. tylawspick6 says: May 30, 2017 7:14 PM

    plus denver is allowed to cheat the cap and use peds

    reggie mckenzie better watch out

    if he can’t cheat the cap or tap into gomer’s wife’s
    special stash, oakland isn’t going anywhere

  23. racerx1225 says: May 30, 2017 7:45 PM

    araidersfan says:
    May 30, 2017 5:31 PM
    It would have been much easier to extend deserving young stars like Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Gabe Jackson if big $$$ hadn’t been wasted on an 31 year old washed-up headcase like Marshawn Lynch.

    If Carr isn’t extended before the 2017 season and the Raiders have to franchise him in 2018, then it’ll cost even more and have even more dire salary cap implications.
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    Cutting abysmal Dan Williams alone was enough to sign Lynch.

    Swing and a miss buddy.

  24. charliecharger says: May 30, 2017 7:49 PM

    jmoney74 says:
    MayConnor Cook.. really? my goodness. Carr takes all snaps with the first team.. that’s what his job is as a uhhh starting QB. Cook will have to battle Manuel for second team snaps. 30, 2017 6:05 PM
    *************************
    I think it’s unusual for one QB to take every single practice snap. That’s why it’s a topic of conversation. It would have been nice in the playoffs last year if Cook had gotten the opportunity to throw to the guys in practice. As it turned out however, catching the football was their biggest issue. The good news is The Raiders have two competent QBs.

  25. thebillscouldeventuallymove says: May 30, 2017 8:10 PM

    tylawspick6

    The downfall of NE is on the horizon. A year or two left and then that window slams shut forever. The Patriots fall from grace will be swift and epic. Meanwhile the Raiders will win a Super Bowl in Oakland and then go on to win one or two in Vegas.

  26. curtj5 says: May 30, 2017 8:11 PM

    Reggie Mkkenzie might be a buffoon but if theres one thing hes been good at its managing the cap

  27. TheNaturalMevs says: May 30, 2017 10:16 PM

    Dont understand why they’re screwing this kid around. Extend him tomorrow.

  28. lukedogg087 says: May 30, 2017 10:27 PM

    Throwing a big wrench in the contracts for these guys is the move to Vegas. The team wants to sign these guys to long term contracts with a lot of the bonus and signing $ counting towards this year and next years cap. This year Carr and Mack are already under contract and that $ is included in the cap. Next year Mack is still under contract and that $ is included in the cap numbers. What the Raiders want to do is spread some (as much as possible) of the money from 2020-25 into 2017-20 cap. Where the wrench comes in is the players want to earn as much $ as possible starting in 2020 when the Raiders are in Las Vegas, Nevada, with no state tax. The difference between state tax and no state tax would mean potentially millions of dollars into the players pockets.

  29. bongwaterwally says: May 30, 2017 11:08 PM

    GOO REGIEEE really wants to sign over the tag to Carr. He certainly negotiates like a 30-50 GM, no playoff wins, no division titles. LOL! Keep him, no other team wants him!

  30. Mudcat Williams says: May 31, 2017 5:45 AM

    Carr will be a Raider for life

  31. irimz says: May 31, 2017 6:22 AM

    Upon signing, all guaranteed money must go into escrow. Can the bowl cut owner do that???

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