Reddick hasn't been at voluntary workouts or communicated with coach, but Jets aren't concerned

Tue, Jun 4, 2024
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Reddick hasn't been at voluntary workouts or communicated with coach, but Jets aren't concerned

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets edge rusher Haason Reddick has not attended the team's voluntary workouts since being acquired from Philadelphia in March, but coach Robert Saleh isn't concerned despite not communicating with the former Eagles star during the last several weeks.

Saleh reiterated the offseason sessions have been voluntary and he expects Reddick to attend mandatory minicamp next week.

"For me, I'm focused on the guys who are here and Haason's a pro," Saleh said. "He's been in this league a while. He's produced at a very high level for a long time. He's got his routine.

"And if it makes people feel better, we know where he's at, we know what he's doing and we know he's working his tail off to get where he needs to get to have a productive '24 season."

The 29-year-old Reddick is entering the final year of a three-year, $45 million contract - worth a base salary of $14.25 million this season - and was given permission during the offseason by the Eagles to seek a trade. None of Reddick's salary for this season is guaranteed and it's speculated he's seeking an extension, but Saleh deferred to general manager Joe Douglas when asked if he thought that was the case.

When asked if he knew specifically why Reddick was not with the team, Saleh said: "Uh, no."

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Most NFL players attend workouts in the spring despite them being voluntary, although several might miss a few days or portions for personal reasons. Players new to teams often use the time to acclimate themselves to their new teammates and coaches.

Saleh pointed out that new defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw is not currently working out with the team, but has been at the Jets' facility throughout the spring.

"Obviously as a coach, you always selfishly want everybody here all the time," Saleh said. "But it is voluntary and I'm thankful for the guys who are and putting in the work."

The Jets acquired Reddick, a two-time Pro Bowl edge rusher, from the Eagles in March for a conditional third-round pick in 2026. The pick would become a second-rounder if Reddick plays 67.5% of the defensive snaps and gets 10 sacks this year.

Reddick, a first-round pick by Arizona in 2017, has recorded double-digit sacks in four straight seasons, including 27 over the past two years with the Eagles. He has 58 career sacks in his seven NFL seasons.

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