With more and more teams launching mandatory minicamps this year, disgruntled players currently under contract who have been skipping voluntary workouts may consider staying away.
Here’s what it would cost: $76,580.
That’s the fine amount specified under the 2011 labor deal for missing all three days of a mandatory minicamp in 2016. Specifically, the fine for missing the first day is $12,765. For the second day, it’s $25,525. For day three, it’s $38,290.
It’s still a bargain relative to skipping training camp. As of this year, the number moves from $30,000 per day to $40,000 per day.
These rules apply only to players under contract, not to unsigned draft picks or veterans who have not yet accepted franchise tags or restricted free agency tenders. For example, Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson won’t be fined for skipping his team’s minicamp — or for skipping any training-camp days until he signs.