Raiders’ Josh Jacobs absent at mandatory minicamp

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By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Alex Boothe

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was a “no-show” for the team’s mandatory mini camp.

The reason for Jacobs absence is believed to be contract-related. The Raiders placed the franchise tag on the former Crimson Tide star in March, however Jacobs has yet to sign the franchise tender as he is looking for a long-term deal.

NFL rules prohibit Jacobs from practicing until he signs a contract, either the franchise tender or a long-term deal.

Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels reminded reporters on Tuesday that Jacobs technically is not under contract therefore does not have the obligation of attending the camp.

“This is not the first time that’s happened in terms of me being part of that. Like I said, I stand by what I said before – love the kid, love the player, love the person. Look forward to when I see him,” McDaniels said when asked about Jacobs absence from minicamp.

Jacobs is coming off a career season, capturing the NFL rushing title with 1,653 yards in 2022.

The Raiders and Jacobs have until July 17 to agree to a long term extension or convince Jacobs to play under the tender that would pay him $10.1 million this upcoming season. If the the two sides can not come to an agreement then Jacobs will have to sit out of the 2023 NFL season.

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