Report: DK Metcalf's Absence from Seahawks Minicamp Unexcused amid Contract Talks

Adam WellsJune 8, 2022

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 02: DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
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DK Metcalf's decision to skip the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory minicamp this week will cost him.

Per ESPN's Brady Henderson, Metcalf will be fined more than $93,000 if he misses all three days of minicamp since his absence is unexcused.

Metcalf had foot surgery in February to remove a screw that was inserted during a previous procedure. The 24-year-old is also seeking a new contract, as he is entering the final season of his rookie deal.

This does mark a change for Metcalf, who was present during voluntary offseason workouts with the Seahawks in April.

Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters at the time that Metcalf was "involved with everything we're doing" even though he wasn't able to participate in on-field drills because of his foot surgery.

Despite not being with the team for mandatory minicamp this week, Metcalf has been confident that a deal will be worked out with the Seahawks.

"I will say, we gon' get something done," Metcalf said on the Club Shay Shay podcast after the first round of the NFL draft (h/t Sports Illustrated's Ty Dane Gonzalez). "I think I'mma be in Seattle for the next coming years."

It's unclear what Metcalf is seeking in a new deal, though he has performed like one of the best receivers in the NFL through the first three years of his career. He has averaged 1,057 yards receiving and 9.7 touchdowns per season since the start of 2019.

Five wide receivers in the NFL are making at least $24 million in average annual salary. Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins is the highest-paid wideout in the league, as he sports a $30 million average salary.

The Seahawks selected Metcalf with the No. 64 pick in 2019. He is owed $3.986 million this season.