LB Looking for New Contract with over $65M in Guarantees

Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is reportedly seeking $65 million in guarantees in contract extension negotiations.
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Steve Wyche of NFL Network reported the news.

Mack, 27, did not show up for the team’s voluntary workouts on Monday. He is not expected to be part of the team’s voluntary workout program unless he receives a new contract.hi-res-4840e44be078372ea3be9f38b0ef8af0_crop_northauthentic nfl football

A $65 million guarantee at signing would make Mack the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history. Ndamukong Suh currently holds the record at $59.9 million in guarantees, per Spotrac.

Mack has certainly fit the bill during his first four NFL seasons, emerging as one of the most consistently dominant pass-rushers in the sport. He’s put up at least 10 sacks in each of the last three seasons, all of which have led to Pro Bowl berths. The 2017 season was the first time since his rookie year he was not a first-team All-Pro.nfl store online

“I watched pretty much every game from last year and actually I watched a couple from 2016. Having a talent like that and ability of a guy like that, certainly you wanna make it the centerpiece of the defense,” defensive coordinator Paul nfl online store Guenther told reporters in January. “We gotta continue to develop our younger players to bring those guys up to speed and add people as we go through the draft and free agency, but he’s a guy that you can really build the foundation through and around. He’s an exciting guy to be able to coach for sure.”
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Mack is playing under his fifth-year option salary in 2018 and could be an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Raiders would almost certainly use the franchise tag on him if they are unable to come to terms on a long-term contract extension.

Joe Thomas says his decision is ‘right around the corner’ as Browns continue to pursue Nate Solder

Cleveland Browns: Joe Thomas, a look back
Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas (R) and former Browns tackle Doug Dieken, now broadcast color analyst for the NFL, talk before the game against the Baltimore Ravens September authentic nfl football 22, 2014 at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. (John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer)

With the Browns possibly needing to fill the shoes of the future Hall of Famer, the announcement could come on the day deals can become official. In the meantime, nfl store online Thomas is excited about the direction of the Browns and their flurry of recent moves. He also still referred to himself as a player.

“I think the future is really bright,” he said. “Obvio-f2dfcac040e2e027usly, John Dorsey came here for a reason because there nfl online store was a ton of cap space, a ton of money that you can spend under the salary cap on new players, and obviously the draft picks that we have are pretty impressive, really unprecedented to have the first, the fourth [overall selections] and a couple early picks in the second round.

“So although the talent hasn’t been there for the team the last few years, the cupboards are not bare because of nfl jersys what we have coming down the pike in the next few years. For me as a player and for you guys as fans, it’s a great time to be a Cleveland Brown.”