‘Crucial weeks’ ahead of work out DK Metcalf extension

DK Metcalf was a no-show for all three days of the Seattle Seahawks mandatory minicamp, which came to a close on Thursday.

As Metcalf seeks a contract extension with the Seahawks, head coach Pete Carroll said he has been in contact with the standout wide receiver as they enter a “crucial” time to work out a deal before training camp in July.

“There have been conversations. Some. We’re pretty, kind of a standard, kinda semi-quiet [time] Right now, knowing that camp’s coming up, “Carroll said Thursday.” These are crucial weeks to get something done. We’ll see what happens, and hope we can work something out. We really intended to get that done. “

Carroll’s expressed his desire for the duration of the off-season to lock up Metcalf, who roughly a month ago described himself as “all smiles” in his optimism that he and the team were “going to get something done.”

That clearly didn’t happen as there was a very noticeable 6-foot-4, 235-pound absence at the Seahawks minicamp.

“It’s a decision that he had to make,” Carroll said. “We missed him. He did a nice job contributing, being part of everything that we’ve done and he’s just not here. I can’t say much for what he’s done here. We’d love to have him with us. “

Metcalf is subject to a fine for his absence, but Carroll replied, “We don’t talk about that” when asked if one would be levied.

It’s been an eventful offseason for Metcalf. He’s seen quarterback Russell Wilson traded to the Denver Broncos and linebacker Bobby Wagner is released and picked up by the rival Los Angeles Rams. He was also in the boot for much of the offseason due to a foot injury. And, of course, there has been the lingering contract talks.

Carroll had dating Commended Metcalf’s handling of the contract situation, but was admittedly surprised by his receiver’s absence this week.

“I hoped he could come in, because he was still in the rehab phase, he wouldn’t be able to do all the work,” Carroll said. “That he would’ve been here, would’ve been good for us. Unfortunately, he was not here.”

It’s clear Carroll had hoped Metcalf’s contract would have been resolved by this point, but he’d hardly lost faith that it would.

“I’m not less optimistic,” Carroll said. “We’ve been through this for years. We know it’s a challenging time. We’ve had so many high-profile guys that we’ve gone through this process. How’s that worked out for us? We figured it out in time.”

“He’s a remarkable person, he’s a wonderful player. He has so much to offer the world, I just don’t want him to miss this opportunity where we don’t figure it out. So let’s do everything we can. “

Running back Chris Carson was also absent from the minicamp, but under far different circumstances.

Carson hasn’t played since Week 4 of last season due to a neck injury.

“There’s kind of a big assessment to be done in about two weeks from the docs, the surgeon and all that,” Carroll said. “They’ll reconvene and see where he is and let us now.”

Until then, Carroll is holding out hope for a good prognosis, which has been arduous to find in regards to Carson.

“Just hold out good hope, because he worked really hard and he really wants to come back and all that,” said Carroll, “but I can’t tell you anything for sure at this point.”

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