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    Haason Reddick Addresses Absence From Jets Minicamp: ‘Stop Believing the Foolery’

    For the first time since holding out from Jets minicamp, Haason Reddick addressed reports that he's holding out for a new contract.

    Haason Reddick has never been shy about voicing his displeasure with the way he’s been handled throughout his NFL career.

    The former first-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals has had additional stops with the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles in the last five seasons. Now a member of the New York Jets, Reddick has remained away from the facility in search of a new contract.

    According to the Pro Bowl edge rusher, that might even be up for debate.

    Haason Reddick Comments on Jets Minicamp Absence

    Reddick has been a no-show throughout voluntary workouts and mandatory minicamp for the Jets over the last month.

    One of the leading reasons the Jets have appeared so surprised about his absence is the latest report from Connor Hughes at SNY, detailing that both sides appeared to have an understanding that Reddick would play the final year of his current deal and try to earn a new deal next season.

    According to Reddick’s side, though, that might not exactly be the case.

    The Pro Bowl edge rusher formerly of the Eagles took to Twitter/X following the completion of the Jets’ mandatory minicamp to set the record straight on a few things regarding his absence.

    “Stop believing the foolery y’all see on these social media apps and news outlets,” Reddick said in the tweet. “Running crazy narratives and y’all eating it up.”

    Whatever the actual reason is, Reddick’s absence remains a major talking point for New York at this stage of the offseason.

    Revisiting the Reddick Trade

    The story behind Reddick’s current contract situation goes back to the 2022 offseason when Philadelphia signed the Pro Bowler to a three-year contract worth just $45 million. The deal was seen as a steal then and became a bargain after a career-high 16 sacks the following season.

    In 2023, Reddick held out of voluntary workouts with the Eagles in hopes of a new deal but did not receive one. After recording his fourth straight season of 10+ sacks, Reddick’s representation once again hoped that his production would allow him to earn money more than just being the 19th-highest-paid edge rusher in football.

    Instead of giving him that money, Philadelphia shipped Reddick to New York for a conditional third-round pick in 2026.

    On the surface, the Jets made the move for Reddick knowing they were getting a more consistent player than the one they developed in Bryce Huff. Ironically, Huff left in free agency for Philadelphia, so the Jets felt that adding Reddick would bring in a more consistent and dependable player.

    What New York did not realize was that Reddick’s representation did not alter its plans to get a new deal worth over $20 million per year.

    KEEP READING: 5 Takeaways From Jets’ Final Offseason Workouts

    Whatever the reason the Temple product has refused to show up, though, is irrelevant. The Jets know they have leverage with Reddick being in the final year of his current contract, and that they have 40 days before training camp begins to create the cap space necessary to give him the kind of deal he wants.

    Either way, it’s a safe bet that Reddick will be suiting up for the Jets this season, whether on his current deal or a new one.

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