According to Ian Rapoport, Metcalf wasn’t present on Tuesday as contract talks between the two sides have yet to produce a new deal.
Sources: #Seahawks star WR DK Metcalf is not present for mandatory minicamp, as contract talks have not yet resulted in a new deal. He continues to rehab his injury in LA.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 7, 2022
The wide receiver remains in Los Angeles where he continues to rehab from foot surgery. Metcalf worked out with Colin Kaepernick a few months back when the two were both there.
Metcalf did reportedly show up for voluntary workouts earlier this offseason, so his decision to skip mandatory minicamp clearly seems to be about sending a message to the Seahawks about his contract. The team could fine him if it’s deemed that he was not excused, though doing so likely might exacerbate the breakdown in negotiations.
The Seahawks aren’t in much of a position to push back on Metcalf at the moment. The 2020 Second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowler has generated 216 catches, 3,170 receiving yards, and 29 touchdowns in three seasons with the team.
Now that the team will be without Russell Wilson and their quarterback situation appears sketchy, it remains to be seen if Metcalf truly wants to stick around in Seattle or would prefer to focus on finding a new home with a more stable quarterback throwing in his direction.
In the meantime, the news that Metcalf is missing mandatory minicamp certainly got the NFL world talking on Tuesday, especially with those assuming that this all ends in a trade.
DK saw that offense during voluntary minicamp and would rather take a fine than practice again with em. https://t.co/xrTP6z1GKJ
— KP (@KP_Show) June 7, 2022
Turn that facemask (a different shade of) green https://t.co/0idiikvJYH
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) June 7, 2022
All I’m saying is this:
Metcalf (24 years old) is pretty much Justin Fields’ ideal WR and a perfect pair for Darnell Mooney.
He’ll cost more than anyone wants to pay (plus he’ll need a new contract), but he’s a sure thing at a position of major need. I’m absolutely interested. https://t.co/i3tFwEJ49f
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) June 7, 2022
He had been in town during some of voluntary OTAs. An interesting turn…… https://t.co/WIMadjEYzD
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) June 7, 2022
This is one to watch IMO. With the Seahawks in transition, I could see DK being moved before the start of the season. https://t.co/kI0H2W6kkS
— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) June 7, 2022
We’ll see if this all ends with Metcalf wearing Seahawks green or perhaps a different shade of green this season.