Cowboys' CeeDee Lamb absent from mandatory minicamp

League: NFL

Posted on: 04 Jun, 2024 at 06:12 PM

Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb missed the start of a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday as he seeks a contract extension.

Head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed the absence of Lamb, who also skipped voluntary OTAs last month.

Lamb, 25, is due to earn $17.99 million in 2024 under his fifth-year option. That's a bargain-basement price for a player coming off a record-setting All-Pro season in 2023.

Lamb will be subject to fines for missing minicamp. Those fines would total $16,953 for missing Tuesday, $33,908 for Wednesday and $50,855 if the minicamp extends to a third day, according to The Dallas Morning News.

His absence Tuesday came one day after Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson reset the wide receiver market with a reported four-year, $140 million extension.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Lamb broke Hall of Fame member Michael Irvin's single-season franchise marks with an NFL-high 135 catches and 1,749 yards, adding a career-high 12 touchdown catches in 17 starts.

Lamb has racked up 395 catches for 5,145 yards and 32 touchdowns in 66 games (61 starts) since being selected by the Cowboys with the 17th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.

--Field Level Media