Khalil Mack didn’t report to work with other Raiders players for the start of the team’s offseason work this week Wes Schweitzer Jersey , but General Manager Reggie McKenzie says all is well between team and player.
Mack is looking for a new contract as he enters the final year of the deal he signed as a rookie and McKenzie said the defensive force has communicated that desire to the team. McKenzie said the Raiders share Mack’s desire to extend the working relationship for the long term and that no bad feelings have been generated as they work toward that result.
“This is going to be a big contract and all sides are trying to make everything work,” McKenzie said to Steve Wyche of NFL Media. “It’s about the end result. One thing I know is that we love聽Khalil Mack聽and we want to make him a Raider for life. We’ll get through all the other stuff. We understand the business part of it. Everybody is aware of everything and nobody is surprised. Everything on all sides has been positive. I can’t stress that enough.”
Word this week has been that Mack is looking for some $65 million in guaranteed money as part of a new deal, so McKenzie’s not overstating things when he calls any forthcoming pact a big one. The more time it takes to come to an agreement will likely lower the chances everything stays positive George Fant Jersey , but things seem peaceful in Oakland for the time being.
Every round of the NFL draft will air on network television next month for the first time as Fox will simulcast the NFL Network's coverage of Days 1 and 2 and ESPN's coverage of Day 3 will be shown on ABC.
ESPN's "College GameDay" will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 26-27. It is previewing the first two days of the draft as part of the network's college football-themed coverage of the first round on ESPN2. Analyst Kirk Herbstreit will be part of ESPN's first-round coverage Matt Haack Jersey , replacing Jon Gruden.
The first round of the draft airs in prime time on April 26. Rounds 2 and 3 are held April 27. The draft concludes with Rounds 4 through 7 on April 28.
Fox analysts will be part of the NFL Network's draft coverage for the first time, including Troy Aikman in Round 1, working with NFL Network's Rich Eisen Rodney Hudson Jersey , Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah, and Stanford football coach David Shaw. FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt will be part of the coverage of Rounds 1 through 3.