• Tue. Jun 11th, 2024

Haason Reddick skips out on Jets’ mandatory minicamp with no explanation

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Jun 11, 2024

The Jets made a trade for pass rusher Haason Reddick during the offseason, despite knowing that he was entering the final year of his contract and was likely looking for a new deal. However, Reddick has not received the new contract he desires and has chosen not to attend the Jets’ mandatory minicamp. Head coach Robert Saleh stated that Reddick’s absence is unexcused but expressed confidence that he will be ready to play when the season starts.

Saleh mentioned that Reddick will face fines for missing the mandatory minicamp, as is common for players who skip such events. The Jets acquired Reddick in a trade and are obligated to pay him $14.25 million this season, but he is seeking a larger contract. It seems that the team may not have fully understood Reddick’s contract demands when they made the trade. It remains uncertain whether Reddick will be present at the next required team event, which is training camp.

Despite the contract negotiations and absence from mandatory activities, Saleh remains optimistic about Reddick’s commitment to playing football. The team will have to wait until training camp to see whether Reddick ultimately shows up to play. The situation with Reddick serves as a reminder of the complexities and challenges that can arise during contract negotiations in professional sports.

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