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Report: ‘Tense’ Khalil Mack contract talks ‘have not gone smoothly’

Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack will hold out of training camp in pursuit of a new contract. According to a report, the talks between the Oakland Raiders and their star pass rusher have not gone well.

That’s certainly not good for the Raiders.

Mack has been one of the NFL’s best defenders over the last three years. He’s excelled in multiple roles. Despite the significant attention he tends to receive from opposing offensive lines, Mack has tallied 36.5 sacks since the start of the 2015 season.

Even with him on the field, the Oakland defense has frequently struggled a great deal. As such, this is certainly a contract dispute that the Raiders would do well to solve quickly.