Seattle Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs has been healthy all week, yet he hasn’t stepped foot onto their practice field.
Diggs, who is set to enter the last year of his deal with the team, is angling for a contract extension.
Diggs made a similar, very clear statement on Thursday night on social media.
Can’t deny me what I deserve.
— Nino (@qdiggs6) August 27, 2021
Carroll: Quandre is ‘in great shape and he’s ready to go’
Diggs arrived in Seattle in 2019 through a trade with the Detroit Lions. The 28-year-old racked up 64 total tackles and a career-high five interceptions last season for the Seahawks, his sixth year in the league.
Diggs is now entering the final year of a three-year, $18.6 million extension he initially signed with Detroit. The former Texas standout is due to make $5.95 million this season in base salary.
He has averaged $6.2 million per year on that deal, though well shy of Seahawks teammate Jamal Adam’s league-best $17.5 million per year.
When Seattle and Diggs can get on the same page over his contract, however, isn’t clear. Diggs can be penalized up to $50,000 per day that he skips training camp on his holdout, too.
Regardless, though, Carroll isn’t worried about Diggs being ready for their season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 12 — where they've opened as a -2 favorite on BetMGM.
"I can't remember what all the rules were in the past as far as guys not coming and showing up and all that in the past past, but I think this is an opportunity for players in all sports to communicate where they're coming from and this is a way to do it," Carroll said, . "Quandre has been great all through camp. He's had a fantastic camp and he's in great shape and he's ready to go."