As prominent NFL players push their contract holdouts into preseason action the costs could skyrocket.
The fine schedule is based on a Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulation that allows a team to dock players on their fifth-year option a game check per preseason tilt missed. Mack is in line to make $13.846 million on the final year of his deal. Donald is scheduled to earn $6.892 million.
Both players continue to hold out in hopes of earning massive new contracts before setting foot on the field.
The fines are at the discretion of the team and can be waived. Often, teams forgo the fines when a player finally reports, but not in all cases.