DK Metcalf was not present for his team’s mandatory minicamp amid contract talks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
The wideout is instead in Los Angeles rehabbing from offseason foot surgery.
Metcalf is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and has a cap hit of $4.3 million in 2022. Since 2019, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound wideout is tied for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns with 29.
Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, “Can confirm DK Metcalf’s absence from Seahawks camp is unexcused, per source. Subject to fines of up to $93K over three-day camp. Seattle has maintained that it wants to extend Metcalf but no major traction on that front yet.”
Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters in May a Metcalf extension is “really important.”
“We’re really communicating great and DK, we’ve been on a great wavelength to move forward,” Carroll added. “Hopefully this will all work out. We don’t plan on him going anywhere. We want him to be with us.”
Both sides have seemed confident they can reach a new deal this offseason.
The 2019 second-round pick is avergaing 72 catches, 1,056.7 yards and 9.7 touchdowns per season. He was named second-team All-Pro in 2020 after totaling 1,303 receiving yards on 83 catches with 10 touchdowns.