Seahawks coach Carroll on Diggs' hold-in: "He's making a bit of a statement"
Seahawks saftey Quandre Diggs has spent this week watching practice from the sideline hoping for a contract extension after three seasons in Seattle.
The Seattle Seahawks have been dealing with a number of contract disputes this preseason, and it appears they will have add one more to the list as Quandre Diggs seeks an extension.
Players holding-in, not out after new CBA
We have all heard of hold-outs, where players are no shows to training camp, practices and even preseason game while seeking a pay raise. Since the NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement going into effect this year, the league has been introduced to a new term, “the hold-in.”
Diggs is in the process of a hold-in as the Seahawks saftey awaits a contract extension from the team he has served for the last three seasons. Since the new CBA increased the daily fines from $40,000 to $50,000 for those who hold out and don’t appear at their teams practices and preseason games.
The agreement also states that teams cannot waive the fines enforced buy the league, so players are now attending training seasons and games but not participating.
Carroll: He deserves to do that
"I think he's making a bit of a statement now, but I have nothing for you to update," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday. "He deserves to do that."
The former Texas Longhorn is on track to earn $5.95 million this year with another $200,000 in potential bonuses. The $6.2 million he would make him the 19th highest paid safety in the league.
Diggs’ took to Twitter on Thursday with a short but direct message. "Can't deny me what I deserve,"
After being traded from the Detroit Lions in 2019 Diggs played a pivotal role in the Seahawks secondary. His second season in Seattle was marred by injury, and the safety played just five regular season games. Last year Diggs played every game aad a career high five interceptions and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
The Seahawks are just coming out of a lengthy contract dispute with Diggs’ fellow safety Jamal Adams. Adams reported to training camp, but did not practice, and in the end received a $17.5 million dollar a year extension making him the highest paid at his position in the NFL.
Adams got paid, Brown and Diggs still waiting
Duane Brown is also holding-in for a contract extension, but it seems as though the Seahawks are not interested in giving the left tackle, who will turn 36 this week, a new dea.
When Adams was asked about his secondary partner contract situation, the safety replied, "He deserves it and hopefully we can get that done. I'm not the GM, so I don't know when. His time is going to come. They're going to do right by him."