Reports: DK Metcalf’s minicamp absence is unexcused

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Wide receiver DK Metcalf didn’t attend the first day of Seahawks minicamp on Tuesday and it appears his decision to skip the session will open the door to fines from the team.

According to multiple reports, Metcalf’s absence is unexcused. If he misses all three days of minicamp, he could be fined escalating amounts that would total just over $93,000.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll did not speak to the media to confirm the nature of Metcalf’s absence or if the team plans to issue those fines.

Metcalf had foot surgery earlier this offseason, so he would not be doing on-field work if he had been at the team’s facility on Tuesday. He had been in attendance for voluntary work earlier in the offseason program, however, and any decision to miss time at this point is likely linked to his desire for a contract extension heading into his fourth NFL season.

Both Metcalf and the Seahawks have shown optimism about getting such a deal done, but Metcalf’s absence may be a signal that the outlook has gotten less rosy on his end.

27 responses to “Reports: DK Metcalf’s minicamp absence is unexcused

  1. He’s dying his hair back to it’s natural color. That’s more time-consuming than people think! /s

  2. How many people in the real world can just not show up for work and hold out for more money even though they are under contract?
    None without being fired. Standard procedure in todays sports world.

  3. You gotta PAY THE MAN NOW!! My favorite WR in the game and he deserves to paid as such. Don’t be stupid Seattle.

  4. need to find a QB before you start doling out cash for a receiver.
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    youd think hed rather be traded

  5. It’s really hard to keep a dynasty together, sometimes it only lasts a year

  6. Have no idea why the 2012s insist on worshiping this guy. He’s made it clear he does not have a winner’s attitude. Looks like the next Antonio Brown. Show me all the teams that won championships with guys like this on the roster.

  7. I really like DK and the presence he brings to the field but the craziness that has gripped the WR salaries leaves me asking what his trade value is. Just don’t see a run first team that is rebuilding locking down 25 mill a year on a position player that isn’t involved in 60% of snaps.

  8. Why would he have come to OTAs but miss the mandatory parts? Not the best way to make a statement.

  9. jm91rs says:
    June 8, 2022 at 10:13 am
    Why would he have come to OTAs but miss the mandatory parts? Not the best way to make a statement.
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    Perhaps talks about a new contract were not gaining any ground, so he departed.

  10. Not thrilled about trying to catch passes from Jacob Eason, Geno Smith or the phenom Drew Lock?

  11. Totally expected. They unloaded Wilson and his large contract, and now Metcalf knows that they can afford to pay him a LOT.

    Having said that, outside of looking unstoppable, he’s just an average wide receiver. In 2021, he wasn’t even in the top 30 as far as catch % goes. Seattle should trade him since their goal appears to be #1 in the draft.

  12. Tom Brady says:
    June 8, 2022 at 9:41 am

    It’s really hard to keep a dynasty together, sometimes it only lasts a year
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    Just ask the Bucs, right?!

  13. Has holding out with potential big fines ever resulted in the player getting a bigger contract?

  14. Having said that, outside of looking unstoppable, he’s just an average wide receiver.
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    I can’t even imagine what he might be if he had Mahomes, Rodgers, Brady throwing passes to him.

  15. Mahomes, Rodgers, and especially Brady wouldn’t put up with the diva attitude. Brady even got Brown, Metcalf’s closest comp, to grow up for a few seasons.

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