The holdout of Khalil Mack is reportedly about to become a real thing, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Media notes the Oakland Raiders do not expect him at mandatory minicamp.
The #Raiders are not expecting star DE Khalil Mack for mandatory minicamp this week, sources say. That makes him an official holdout as he seeks a lucrative contract extension. A strong stance for the player who has averaged 12 sacks over the past 3 seasons.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 11, 2018
The Raiders have been talking about extending Mack’s contract since early last year, but to this point there doesn’t seem to be much momentum for a new deal. At least, not a deal that Mack is interested in signing, anyway.
Further complicating matters is the simple fact that new defensive coordinator Paul Guenther recently called out his superstar for missing OTAs, which likely doesn’t sit well with the two-time First-team All-Pro.
Mack, of course, is one of the game’s elite pass rushers. In four years as a professional, he’s racked up 40.5 sacks, 36.5 of which have come in the past three seasons.
If Mack doesn’t get a new deal, he’s slated to earn over $13.8 million in 2018, which is the final year of his rookie contract.