D.K. Metcalf skipping Seahawks mandatory minicamp

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is not present for mandatory minicamp due to contract negotiations.

What It Means:

Metcalf is recovering from foot surgery and the Seahawks have publicly stated that they intend to sign him to an extension, but the receiver's absence is reportedly unexcused and a clear sign that contract negotiations haven't been progressing. The Seahawks cleared $3.3 million in cap space on Wednesday, so they might be working on putting together a more lucrative offer for Metcalf. The 2019 second-round pick turned 24 in December.

Metcalf is currently the WR18 in numberFire's preseason rankings and our models project him for 143.5 targets, 86.6 receptions, 1,111.7 yards, and 6.74 touchdowns.