Terry McLaurin, a wide receiver for the Washington Commanders, will skip obligatory minicamp this week. According to people familiar with the issue, McLaurin will not attend the required meeting while the sides strive to reach an agreement on a long-term deal. If McLaurin misses required minicamp, he will be fined unless the club gives him an excuse. The wide receiver may face a punishment of up to $93,085 if he misses all three days. Washington’s minicamp will begin on Tuesday and end on Thursday.
McLaurin, a third-round pick out of Ohio State in 2019, is entering the last year of his rookie contract. His base wage of $2.79 million is substantially below market value for someone of his skill. McLaurin has 3,090 yards and 16 touchdowns on 222 receptions in his first three seasons. Despite the Commanders’ quarterback woes, he’s coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. The Commanders’ squad hasn’t said what they’ll do if McLaurin doesn’t show up for the minicamp. It’s unclear whether McLaurin will face a penalty at this time.