Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin does not plan to attend this week’s mandatory minicamp, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
McLaurin is continuing to seek a contract extension consistent with other comparable wide receivers who recently signed contracts. Selected in the third round of the 2019 draft, McLaurin is scheduled to make a base salary of $2.79 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract.
A.J. Brown, selected in the second round of the 2019 draft, signed a four-year extension that averages more than $25 million per season after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on the first night of the 2022 draft.
Other wide receivers picked in the 2019 draft, such as DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel, also are seeking contract extensions but took different approaches with their teams’ minicamps last week. Metcalf skipped the Seattle Seahawks‘ mandatory minicamp last week while Samuel, who requested a trade earlier this offseason, attended the 49ers’ minicamp.
By skipping the minicamp, which begins Tuesday, McLaurin will miss valuable reps with new Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz. McLaurin also will be subject to fines totaling more than $95,000 if he misses all three days.
McLaurin, 26, enjoyed another productive season in 2021 despite Washington’s inconsistency at quarterback. He had 1,053 yards — his second straight 1,000-yard season — and five touchdowns on 77 receptions.