WR Terry McLaurin Set to Skip Commanders’ Minicamp

Terry McLaurin with the Commanders in 2021
Terry McLaurin with the Commanders in 2021. Photo by Cory Royster/CSM/Shutterstock (12254967z)

Wideout Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders didn’t get closer to agreeing on a contract extension in recent weeks. As a result, McLaurin decided to sit out the mandatory minicamp that is scheduled to start this week.

McLaurin, who was a third-round selection in 2019, is entering the last year of his rookie deal. He is now looking to take advantage of the exploding wideout market and get an extension before stepping on the field in 2022.

The two sides maintained optimism throughout the negotiations, and McLaurin even attended spring workouts as a sign of good faith. However, after that didn’t thread the needle, he decided to skip recent organized team activities and will now also stay away during minicamp.

Terry McLaurin has been a dependable player for the Commanders in the recent three seasons despite the team’s struggles on offense. He is coming off a back-to-back 1,000+ seasons that saw him emerge as one of the most talented WRs in the league. McLaurin caught 77 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns.

McLaurin isn’t the only wideout from the 2019 draft class who is looking to get paid this summer. Pro Bowler AJ Brown already got his money, although he had to leave the Tennessee Titans, the team that drafted him, in order to get it. Brown was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on the draft night and received a four-year, $100 million extension. On the other hand, DK Metcalf and Deebo Samuel, two remaining star wide receivers from 2019, are still waiting on new deals.