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The reception team’s Nikki Gapvala said Terry McLaurin, who works extensively in Washington, is “unlikely” to report on the team’s small camp. Washington Post.
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It’s up to the NFL teams if they want to fine a player for missing a junior camp. If McLaurin misses camp, the maximum commanders can be fined is $15,980 on the first missed day, $31,961 on the second day and $47,936 on the third day. So the cap for all three days: $95,877.
McLaurin, 26, is entering his fourth season in the NFL and will be an unrestricted free agent after the 2022 campaign.
McLaurin has been Washington’s most dangerous playmaker in the past three seasons, collecting 222 passes for 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns in that time. That was an excellent average of 74 catches for 1,030 yards and 5.3 touchdowns per season.
He’s also seen some other draft class recipients sign major extensions this off-season:
- Brown, Philadelphia Eagles: Four years, $100 million
- Hunter Renfrew, Raiders of Las Vegas: 2 years, $32 million
Others, like Marquis Brown, as well The extensions are expected to be signed. Deebo Samuel has reportedly requested a deal in this off-season, but has since reported to the mandatory junior camp of the San Francisco 49ers, although that situation is worth keeping an eye on.
DK Metcalf has taken a similar approach to MacLaurin, staying away from the junior camp as it seeks a lucrative long-term extension.
A number of deals have changed the market on a large scale this season. Terek Hill (four years, $120 million), Davante Adams (five years, $140 million) and Brown received massive expansions after being traded to new teams. The Los Angeles Rams have awarded Cooper Kupp a three-year, $80 million extension, while the Buffalo Bills have agreed with Stefon Diggs for a four-year $104 million extension.
While the top of the market exploded, the Jacksonville Jaguars surprised everyone when they signed Christian Kirk to a four-year, $72 million deal in free agency. Kirk had a solid season for the Arizona Cardinals in 2021, collecting 77 passes for 982 yards and five touchdowns, but his deal was still widely seen as an overpayment, even in an important position as Broad.
Kirk’s deal would raise the floor for what production receivers like McLaurin would expect, while Brown’s $25 million-a-year deal raised the contract cap for other players in his starting lineup.
MacLaurin will make the argument that he was arguably more productive up to this point than Brown, with more receptions and yardage reception. Leaders will argue Brown has had eight more touchdowns than McLaurin in three fewer games over the past three seasons and has been a Roller pro, an honor that McLaurin has yet to achieve.
The parties will have to reach an agreement. But for now, MacLaurin is said to be staying away from the team while they work through the kinks.