Will Khalil Mack show up for training camp?

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Now that Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack won’t show up for mandatory minicamp, which will cost him $84,435 in fines, the next question becomes whether he’ll show up for training camp.

The cost goes up dramatically, with a price tag of $40,000 per day. But the fine amounts are irrelevant to the broader question of whether the Raiders will offer Mack the kind of contract that gets him to sign on the dotted line over the long haul (especially since the fines are often quietly forgiven once the player shows up).

It’s not clear what Mack wants, but it’s safe to assume he’s looking for market value, even though he’s three years away from hitting the open market. Two years ago, Broncos linebacker Von Miller set a new bar without becoming a true free agent.

However it plays out, chances are that this one will get more acrimonious before it gets resolved. Unless the Raiders suddenly decide to pay Mack what he thinks he has earned during four full NFL seasons.

That doesn’t mean Mack will miss game checks. At $13.846 million, he’d lose more than $814,000 per week if a holdout stretches into the regular season. Still, the fact that he has taken a stand throughout the offseason suggests that Mack has more up his sleeve as he tries to get more in his wallet.

9 responses to “Will Khalil Mack show up for training camp?

  1. The tire fire started the moment they hired Jon Gruden… it will keep raging until Mark Davis cuts a huge check to get rid of him. By then, the Raiders will be decimated from Gruden’s incompetence… they should have trusted Reggie McKenzie to keep the team moving forward.

  2. It’s not clear what Mack wants, but it’s safe to assume he’s looking for market value, even though he’s three years away from hitting the open market.
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    He’ll be a free agent after this year so this statement only works under the assumption that the Raiders will franchise him each of the next two years. I think that’s a rather large assumption and Mack should certainly be looking for a long-term contract right now.

  3. Wouldn’t make the reserves on the packers? Do what? Man I’ll take whatever it is your smoking on DUDE, Mac is the best DE in the league pay the man,and let’s get this party started in Oakland. Mac&Smith man wrecking balls on both ends.

  4. nathanp2013 says:

    June 11, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    The tire fire started the moment they hired Jon Gruden… it will keep raging until Mark Davis cuts a huge check to get rid of him. By then, the Raiders will be decimated from Gruden’s incompetence… they should have trusted Reggie McKenzie to keep the team moving forward.

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    Right because Gruden never built a team that was a super bowl contending team for 3 years and who knows how much longer had he not been traded. So your comment makes no sense, but you probably knew that and posted it anyway. Haters usually do that

  5. Love that Mack is on my favorite team but his presence hasn’t resulted in the defense being any good. Tying that much money into one player who isn’t a QB doesn’t make much sense to me (even Carr appears to be overpaid at the moment).

    Raids could get 2-3 solid, above average players for the price of his contract and improve their defense overall.

    Sign and trade?

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