According to Adam Schefter, Commanders WR Terry McLaurin does not plan to attend mandatory minicamp this week.
This has everything to with the wideout’s ongoing contract negotiations, as McLaurin enters the final year of his rookie deal. Things are apparently far enough apart between the two sides that McLaurin feels it’s necessary to send a message by skipping minicamp.
Minicamp is mandatory, but it is up to individual teams to decide if players will be fined for skipping it. The most McLaurin could be fined is $15,980 for the first day missed, $31,961 for the second and $47,936 for the third, per Jhabvala.
The 26-year-old is a star for Washington and is coming off his second 1,000-yard receiving season in a row.
He caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns in his 17 starts in 2021. Since getting drafted in the third round of the 2019 draft out of Ohio State, he has not missed a single game.