Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping mandatory minicamp in pursuit of a long-term contract, the team announced Tuesday.
"As we start the mandatory veteran minicamp, we were informed by the representatives for Taylor Lewan that he would not be attending the camp," Titans general manager Jon Robinson said in a statement. "We have had several constructive conversations over the last 5-6 weeks about his contract status. He is currently under contract and we are working to keep Taylor as part of this organization for a long time."
Lewan, who is scheduled to make $9.341 million in 2018, has been a Pro Bowl selection for each of the past two seasons. The 6-foot-7, 309-pound Lewan was selected by Tennessee with the 11th overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Michigan.
"If the contract is going to get done, it's going to get done. If not, I understand -- it's a business," the 26-year-old Lewan said earlier this month, per ESPN. "It's cool to look at numbers and 'what if,' but at the end of the day, I've got to play ball. I've got to be the best left tackle I can be, the best left tackle in the NFL."
Lewan is subject to being fined up to $84,435 for missing the entire minicamp.