Lack of a new deal with Quandre Diggs saves the Seahawks money now, but will it cost them later? – Athleticism



Training at the Seahawks’ training camp had a different vibe on August 24 when free goaltender Quandre Diggs was off the field for the first time.

Coach Pete Carroll has said he’s resting, standard procedure for a veteran like Diggs, who is in seventh year. But Diggs missed the entire week of field training, which isn’t standard practice. Carroll said on Aug. 27 that Diggs was making a “statement,” the same language the coach used to describe left tackle Duane Brown’s refusal to train due to the desire for a new contract.

“He deserves to do this,” Carroll said of Diggs on Aug. 27.

But Diggs said on Tuesday that he wasn’t “holding on,” which is the term we’ve unofficially coined here to describe players who show up to training camp wanting new contracts and refuse to practice until. that they get one. All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner made it in August 2019 and Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams and Brown did it this offseason. Adams got a new contract earlier this month. Brown did not receive one.

“I had a few things to work out for myself commercially,” said Diggs. “Just like the team on the business side, they have things to do, and it was just something I had to do to protect myself just like the team is protecting itself. I have a family to support too. For me, I had to make the best decision for me.

“I wouldn’t say it was a statement.


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