Mack will be fined $814,000 for not showing up for the first preseason game and, according to Schefter, there’s no end in sight.
Ian Rapoport reported last week that there’s no progress, optimism or communication between the Raiders and Mack regarding a long-term extension at this point in time.
Raiders DE Bruce Irvin said he’s been in contact with Mack and expects him to show up and be ready for the start of the season.
“He’s working. I talk to him every day. He misses it, but you know how it is. He’s working his butt off, and when he gets here, he’ll be ready,” Irvin said, per Michael Gehlken.
The Raiders officially placed Mack on the reserve/did not report list after he made the decision to hold out of training camp workouts last week.
Mack also skipped mandatory minicamp, so this wasn’t a big surprise.
The Raiders will have their franchise tag available to use on Mack in 2019 if they don’t get a long-term extension done before the start of the season.
Mack, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $18,677,002 contract and set to make a base salary of $690,000 to go along with a $2,276,865 roster bonus for the 2017 season when Oakland picked up his fifth-year option last year.
In 2017, Mack appeared in nine games for the Raiders and recorded 78 tackles, 10.5 sacks, a forced fumble, a recovery and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 edge defender out of 106 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 25 – 2019 NFL Free Agents list.