Los Angeles Chargers security Derwin James didn’t take part at Wednesday’s coaching camp apply attributable to his contract scenario, coach Brandon Staley stated.
“We’re working through his contract situation, so just making sure that gets situated here. He’s out here doing all the walkthroughs. He’s going to be working out. But he won’t be going full speed until that gets situated,” Staley stated.
Staley added that he thinks the 2 sides are shut and so they’re letting the contract negotiations “take shape.”
James is within the closing 12 months of his rookie deal and each side are searching for a long-term extension. He is probably going in search of a deal that might make him the highest-paid security. The Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick reset the market by signing a four-year, $73 million deal in June. Fitzpatrick’s deal is value $18.274 million per 12 months.
For a five-year deal, James would wish $91.5 million in complete worth.
The first-round choose within the 2018 NFL Draft is coming off of his second Pro-Bowl season which noticed him tally 118 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and three pressured fumbles.
James had shoulder surgical procedure after the Pro Bowl in February. He suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder early final season and performed via it. On if James’ shoulder is absolutely healed, Staley stated “100%. Derwin is ready to go.”
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