Khalil Mack to skip mandatory minicamp

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Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack is unhappy with the status of contract negotiations and is withholding his services from the team until he gets the deal he wants.

Mack will not participate in the mandatory minicamp that starts tomorrow, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Raiders can fine him $84,435 for staying home.

The 27-year-old Mack is set to make $13.846 million this season in the final year of his rookie contract. He’d like a long-term deal that makes him among the highest-paid non-quarterbacks in the NFL.

If he doesn’t get such a deal in the next month or so, the next question will be whether Mack will show up for training camp.

38 responses to “Khalil Mack to skip mandatory minicamp

  1. This is like me getting a traffic ticket for a brake light out… Just pay the guy. I don’t get it sometimes

  2. It’s no different than the Aaron Donald contract situation. Only one first round pick from that draft class has signed a long term deal…ONLY ONE!

    The teams have all the leverage with this CBA and there is no rush to sign these guys. The Raiders (and Rams) will probably tag both of them for the next two seasons and then they’ll move on to another team.

  3. Every time I read about these primma donna jerks holding out, I get sick to my stomach.

    Make him sit.

    There are any number of other players who would happily take his place.

    No one will, miss you, Mack.

    You ARE dispensable.

  4. I’m just not seeing explosive productivity that would translate into such a huge contract. Seems like he is holding them for ransom.

  5. He’d like a long-term deal that makes him among the highest-paid non-quarterbacks in the NFL.

    Doesn’t everyone?

  6. bondlake says:

    June 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Every time I read about these primma donna jerks holding out, I get sick to my stomach.

    Make him sit.

    There are any number of other players who would happily take his place.

    No one will, miss you, Mack.

    You ARE dispensable.

    Yea right buddy lay off the pipe, Mack is the only Defense player Oakland has that you have to double team. He is the heart and soul of the Team besides Carr!!!

  7. They could sign him to a huge contract, and cut him the next year, this isn’t the NBA or MLB, where everything is guaranteed. He knows his union sucks, he’s looking for a signing bonus, he’ll they gave Gruden 100 million for the transition to Vegas. I’d sit out as well.

  8. When will the NFLPA realize they got crushed in the CBA? First round picks get 4 year deals with a a 5th year option. Then 2 possible franchise tags. That’s 7 years without a 2nd long term deal. In a sport where the average career is 3 years. Yikes

  9. #FirstWorldProblems where $13.8 million dollars isn’t enough for one year of work. He’ll get much more than that in the future but really, you feel disrespected right now? Please.

  10. I already commented but left out the fact that yeah, he is drawing double-teams. I don’t know, it just seems a bit selfish to demand that much when the Raiders still have other holes to fill.

  11. sexyrexy5000 says:

    When will the NFLPA realize they got crushed in the CBA? First round picks get 4 year deals with a a 5th year option. Then 2 possible franchise tags. That’s 7 years without a 2nd long term deal. In a sport where the average career is 3 years. Yikes
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    Exactly Genius, now go to camp and play for your next contract. The Raiders will be strapped if they sign you to a long term deal after they just did that with Carr.

    Sorry Raider fans, your team’s window with Carr and Mack will be closed after this year. Don’t think Mackenzie, Gruden and Davis don’t already know this. It would be a huge mistake to break the bank with him. No matter how good he is, he is not your quarterback.

  12. sexyrexy5000 says:
    June 11, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    When will the NFLPA realize they got crushed in the CBA? First round picks get 4 year deals with a a 5th year option. Then 2 possible franchise tags. That’s 7 years without a 2nd long term deal. In a sport where the average career is 3 years. Yikes

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    I’ve been saying this over and over. It’s like it’s better to be drafted after the 1st round. You get to free agency quicker and a better shot at a 3rd lucrative deal…

  13. He is extremely inportant to the Raiders…be samrt and sign him to his 2nd contract now….in the end, you’ll end up winning with him. Of course, it aint MY money so we’ll see what Davis does.

  14. If you are offended at the signs of a negotiation taking place, please consider that this is how business gets done. Each of these guys in the NFL are sole proprietors when the sun goes down. Careers can end in one play.

    Anyone who tries to leverage for a raise in their field understands this. Anyone who has had to negotiate with an employee concerning salary should understand this also.

    This is America. Get paid. Be competitive. Get paid more.

    (cue “I’m Proud to be an American”)

  15. Parnell Rigsby says:

    June 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    He’s worth every penny of whatever future contract he gets
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    Sorry Joe, when they break the bank for bustels Carr, they can’t pay Mack. Just lose baby.

  16. I’m sure glad a couple of you posters don’t work for my company. You think it’s OK to not fulfill a contract HE signed? To sit out work and leave your teammates hanging? Set’s a horrible example for kids. This all goes back to why our country is like it is. Just too many people without morals and integrity. Sad.

  17. Tag him twice.
    He’ll then be 29.
    Let him walk at that point because he won’t have as many prime years left and some sucker will overpay.

    Alternatively, try and work out a reasonable deal for both sides.
    Denver screwed up when they gave in to von Miller. He wasn’t going to sit out.

  18. All the “you are dispensable!” jabronis must be projecting. They are probably dispensable down at the car wash, so they project their anger and shame onto NFL players who are actually elite athletes and more valuable to their organization.

  19. I would feel really disrespected if someone only offered me $13 million dollars for a years work. I mean . what happens if I break my leg? It means four-weeks of recovery.. thats $$$ outta my pocket

    Blue collar guy on the coach.

  20. If Son-of-Al hadn’t thrown $100 mil guaranteed on a mediocre HC that no other team was looking to hire then there wouldn’t be difficulty in funding the new mega-deal that Khalil Mack deserves.

  21. I think Mack is worth every penny that he is asking for and I love him as a Raider

    But……

    I hate it when a guy has a contract and doesn’t show up for team activities. It’s a bad look and smells of me first attitude.

    Derek Carr had more reason to hold out last year with that ridiculous salary he was about to make, but he showed up everyday and was rewarded with the largest contract at that time.

    Maybe I’m old fashioned, but there is always a right way of doing things and …….

  22. Raiders window closed two years ago. Wasn’t even a window. Was a small window crack

  23. There is a new head coach and a brand new defense being installed in Oakland. You’d think a player would want to be the first guy in there studying the new defense, and being a team leader. Mack is a great player, but he’s not a team guy and he obviously doesn’t want to be a leader. I can almost guarantee you he won’t be a Raider long term. You don’t pay that kind of money for a guy with a me first attitude. That would set a bad precedent. The Raiders will win with, or without Mack.

  24. They’ve been looking on, around, and under that table that Carr supposedly left some money on, but so far, they have come up empty. I’m sure once they locate it, they will sign this guy to a big fat contract.

  25. This is the contract that will finally break the back of the worst franchise in the NFL.

  26. slick50kc says:

    June 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    This is the contract that will finally break the back of the worst franchise in the NFL.

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    1969 LET THAT SINK IN

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