Jon Gruden said in June that one of the reasons he returned to the sidelines was the ability to train defensive Khalil Mack.
The head coach of the Oakland Raiders has to wait longer for the chance.
Mack will not be among the veterans of the Raiders who appear for training camp on Thursday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. ESPN first reported the news.
Mack, who skipped the team's mandatory minicamp in June, enters into the contract for the final year of his contract for a fifth year option, which will pay $ 1
While Rapoport has not smoothed out the contract talks between Mack and the Raiders – categorizing the situation as "tense" – Oakland is likely to consider this situation sooner than later what Mack considers to the defense.
With two-digit sacks in three consecutive seasons, Mack has made a strong stand to complete a lucrative contract.
Since joining the league in 2014 with the Raiders as the fifth overall selection, Mack has established himself as one of the NFL's elite defensive players, having garnered 40.5 sacks over the past four seasons. Mack was voted First-Team All-Pro in 2015 and 2016 and was selected for the Pro Bowl from 2015 to 2017. He was also voted Defensive Player of the Year for the NFL in 2016.
Steve Wyche of NFL Network reported In April, Mack is seeking a new deal with guarantees of more than $ 65 million.