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Raiders DE Khalil Mack will be fined $814k for not showing up for preseason game

The Oakland Raiders have gone through the offseason with the contract situation regarding All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack hanging overhead of the franchise.

This has led to the 27-year-old being away from the team. He was holding out hoping to secure a deal that would make him the highest-paid NFL defensive end. According to ESPN, Mack isn’t expected to present for Friday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions and will accumulate a fine for $814,000 for not showing up.

By not showing up to camp before the Raiders’ first preseason game on Friday against the Detroit Lions, Mack will be fined $814,000 per the collective bargaining agreement, Schefter reports.


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Although, what hasn’t been promising about this situation is there hasn’t been any active dialogue on either side. Things have reached a standstill with there not being any progress being made toward it being hammered out.

Mack has put himself in a strong position after what he has shown in his first four years. Over that time, he’s established himself as one of the best defensive players in the league. He is coming off yet another highly impressive campaign. He had a team-high 10.5 sacks. This made him the fifth player in team history to record at least 10 sacks in three different seasons. His 40.5 sacks through his first four years are the third-most by a player over that stretch in Raiders’ history. As well as that, it’s the fifth-most of all-time.

With the start of the regular season less than a month away, this could push the Raiders to ramp up their efforts to work out an extension with Mack.

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