Report: David Johnson to skip mandatory minicamp amid contract discussions

Posted at 9:04 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 13:29:21-04

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is planning to skip the team's mandatory minicamp that's set to begin Tuesday as he and the team continue to negotiate a new contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

The 26-year-old Johnson is about to enter the final year of his rookie contract with the Cardinals and is scheduled to make about $1.9 million this season. "There have been discussions regarding a new contract and both sides (are) hopeful," Schefter said in a tweet Tuesday.

The Cardinals selected Johnson in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He was a Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro selection in 2016 when he led the NFL in combined rushing and receiving yards, but he missed nearly the entire 2017 season with a wrist injury.

The Cardinals' three-day minicamp will take place Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the team's practice facility in Tempe.

Per, players under contract who skip their team's mandatory minicamp are subject to nearly $85,000 in fines.