Latest news on DK Metcalf competition, Seahawks CB
The Seahawks have seen several franchise stalwarts leave this offseason, but they have maintained an optimistic tone about retaining one of their young stars. However, the recent actions of DK Metcalf caused a stir in the organization.
The 24-year-old made headlines with his unjustified absence from the Seattle minicamp. The decision “surprised the team somewhat,” according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Metcalf had been around for part of the voluntary offseason program, which may explain why team members were caught off guard by the decision to skip mandatory practices last week.
Metcalf is among several wides in the 2019 draft class who are in the running for a second contract, which is taking place against the backdrop of a booming WR market. The head coach Pete Carroll provided an update on contract negotiations, saying things are still “semi-silent” at the moment, but negotiations could intensify in the coming weeks. Condotta, likewise, declares that “the drama [surrounding Metcalf] may persist all summer, but it should end in the fall.
While Metcalf’s situation is front and center right now in Seattle, the offseason has also led to speculation about the team’s cornerback situation. As Condotta’s colleague Adam Jude writes, there appears to be competition on the outside that is “wide open.” He notes that SidneyJones trained with the starters, which should come as no surprise considering he started 11 of 16 contests last year. However, Jude adds that one, if not both rookies Coby Bryant and Tariq wool could take on starting roles this season, given their performance in training, as the team seeks a dj reed replacement.
Bryant and Woolen won’t have a chance to push for a starting spot before training camp in July. By then, the Seahawks may have already solved their most pressing financial problem.