Ron Rivera dispels trade chatter regarding WR Terry McLaurin

Bryan Manning
Commanders Wire

On the second day of Washington’s minicamp Wednesday, star wide receiver Terry McLaurin remained a popular topic. The fourth-year wide receiver chose to skip the mandatory minicamp as he seeks a contract extension from the Commanders.

Head coach Ron Rivera spoke to the media and said he felt talks with McLaurin’s camp were going in the right direction. On Wednesday, Rivera again spoke to the media and discussed McLaurin.

He was clear in his message regarding McLaurin.

"We’re not trading Terry," Rivera said via John Keim of ESPN. The coach was adamant Washington wants McLaurin and are working hard to get a deal done. 

Nov 8, 2020; Landover, Maryland, USA; Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) runs past New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan (23), Giants cornerback Isaac Yiadom (27), and Giants outside linebacker David Mayo (55) en route to a touchdown in. The fourth quarter at FedExField.

And Rivera offered a little more into the negotiations between both sides.

"Give you guys a little tidbit, we’ve been talking with his folks, probably the last week and working on some stuff and hopefully it’ll be taken care of in a matter of time," Rivera said. "How much time? I don’t know. But it is never contentious. I can promise you that much. So, we’re feeling pretty good and pretty confident at some point, this will get done."

That’s positive news and Rivera offered the update without being prompted.

With all the negativity surrounding the franchise currently, a new contract extension for McLaurin would be a positive moment for fans.