Frustrated Derek Carr wants deal done before training camp

Frustrated Derek Carr wants deal done before training camp

NFL.com’s Michael Silver is reporting that there has been no significant communication between Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s agent and the team over the past several weeks on working out a new deal.

Carr will enter the final year of his rookie contract this year.

According to earlier reports, talks should have begun on a contract extension after April’s NFL Draft, but so far nothing.

Carr is understandably frustrated with the slow progress, Silver reports:

‘ Carr, heading into the final year of a rookie contract that will pay him $977,519 in 2017, has been waiting for the Raiders to initiate serious discussions on a new deal since the completion of last month’s draft. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, through a team spokesman, declined to comment, citing an unwillingness to discuss ongoing negotiations. Carr’s agent, Tim Younger, also had no comment about the negotiations, other than to state that “there is nothing new to report.”

However, two sources said Carr, given his previously stated desire to be a “Raider for life,” has grown frustrated with the slow pace of discussions and is extremely eager to get the deal done before the start of training camp. ‘