Report: Terry McLaurin has not attended Commanders’ workouts since before draft

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Commanders receiver Terry McLaurin wants a long-term deal. He was attending the team’s voluntary offseason workouts when they began April 18 but not participating in on-field work.

That changed after the draft, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

McLaurin has not shown up for any of the workouts this month, including the start of organized team activities Monday.

It is unclear where the sides are in negotiations but obviously not far enough along to suit McLaurin.

General Manager Martin Mayhew said in his pre-draft news conference the team had talked to McLaurin’s representation. But new deals for Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams and A.J. Brown have complicated any new receiver deals.

As it stands, McLaurin is scheduled to make only $2.79 million in base salary this season in the final year of his rookie deal.

In 2021, McLaurin started all 17 games and caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards with five touchdowns. In 46 games, McLaurin has 222 receptions for 3,090 yards with 16 touchdowns.

9 responses to “Report: Terry McLaurin has not attended Commanders’ workouts since before draft

  1. I really like Terry but he isn’t worth $20M per year. I would trade him now while his value is high if that is what he is seeking.

  2. I know the whole argument of, fairness of being paid at top market like his peers are, and that the owners make tons of money compared to the players, but come on. You should never ever EVER utter the phrase “he ONLY makes 2.79 million dollars this year.” That’s so disrespectful to the 99.9% of hard working peopoe who will never see remotely that kind of money in their life, let alone in one year.

  3. Apparently rookie WRs should be given deals guaranteeing them $100 million escalators if they surpass 1000 yards in a season. Give me a break. So many divas in the league.

  4. Fortunately for the Commanders their is no-one else on their team worth paying a high value long term deal so this really shouldn’t be much of a problem?

  5. The Wentz contract is going to come back to haunt them if they don’t renegotiate it soon.

  6. We’re seeing the end of his brief but brilliant time in Washington. It was a fun, Terry. Thanks for the memories.

  7. Terry produces on the field. The problem he doesn’t give you the intangible the separates the good players from the great ones. Perhaps management is seeing that a good player also doesn’t deserve a great contract. I hope he hasn’t put down roots in Washington. He is about to find out that being good gets you offloaded.

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