DeKaylin Zecharius “DK” Metcalf (born December 14, 1997) is an NFL wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. He was a member of the Ole Miss football team. He is the son of Terrence Metcalf, a former NFL guard.
Metcalf grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and attended Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. He played three seasons at Ole Miss before declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, where he was selected in the second round by the Seahawks. DeKaylin Zecharius “DK” Metcalf (born December 14, 1997) is an NFL wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. He was a member of the Ole Miss football team. He is the son of Terrence Metcalf, a former NFL guard.
Metcalf grew up in Oxford, Mississippi, and attended Oxford High School and the University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss. He played three seasons at Ole Miss before declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft, where he was selected in the second round by the Seahawks.
DK Metcalf, the Seattle Seahawks’ star wide receiver, was absent for the start of the three-day mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.
Metcalf’s absence is unexcused, according to ESPN, which means he could face team fines totaling more than $93,000 if he misses all three days.
Metcalf is pursuing a contract extension for his rookie contract while also recovering from surgery for a foot injury he battled for much of last season. His absence from the start of mandatory minicamp marks a shift in his approach, as he was present for portions of the team’s voluntary offseason program earlier this spring. Pete Carroll, the Seahawks’ coach at the time, lauded Metcalf for showing up despite an unresolved contract situation and his recovery from foot surgery.
NFL Network was the first to report Metcalf’s absence.
Metcalf, 24, is in line for a big contract after racking up 216 receptions for 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns in his first three seasons. Since the Seahawks selected him with the final pick of the second round in 2019, he has yet to miss a game.
The Seahawks have stated that they want to extend Metcalf’s contract and are hopeful that a deal will be reached, according to a source. They usually wait until training camp to do big-budget extensions for players already under contract.
But Seattle’s chances of extending Metcalf have seemed bleak since general manager John Schneider expressed “shock” at how the wide receiver market had exploded as a result of the megadeals signed by Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams in a March interview on Seattle Sports 710 AM.
Following those remarks, the Seahawks received calls from teams interested in Metcalf but told suitors they weren’t shopping the receiver, according to a source.
Schneider said, “Yeah, that’s our intent,” when asked about a deal with Metcalf at the owner’s meetings in late March. Carroll expressed a similar sentiment about Metcalf at the time, saying, “We want him to join us. That’s something we’d like to figure out. This time of year, we’re in a typical mode. We haven’t gotten to that topic yet because we’ve got so many other things to do. But we’d be delighted to have him. I couldn’t imagine playing without him.”
Hill and Adams signed contracts worth an average of $30 million and $28 million, respectively.
“Isn’t that what it is now?” At the owners’ meetings, Schneider said. “This is where the market is. So, when we get to it, we’ll talk about it. There is some ‘whoa,’ but then you have to figure out: OK, well, where is the cap going? What will it look like? How do you go about putting together a team? That’s something we do every day; we’re always moving things around.”
A.J. Brown has since signed a multi-year extension worth an average of $25 million. Deebo Samuel is also looking for a contract extension and has reported to the San Francisco 49ers’ minicamp after requesting a trade. Tory Dandy of CAA represents Metcalf, Brown, and Samuel.
Metcalf said at the end of last season that he expected a deal this offseason. For the time being, he’ll earn $3.986 million in 2022.