Report: Mack likely to continue holdout into regular season

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The Oakland Raiders' nightmare with holdout Khalil Mack will apparently extend into the regular season.

The star defensive end and the Raiders have made no progress in contract negotiations, and Mack will likely now miss regular-season games as a result, a source told Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports.

Another source added the situation has become a "pay him or trade him" conversation. The New York Jets are reportedly among more than a dozen teams who've inquired about a move for Mack.

The 2016 Defensive Player of the Year is pushing to be the NFL's highest-paid defender (currently Von Miller is at just over $19 million per season), but Oakland hasn't engaged with its top pass-rusher in months, a source told Robinson.

While head coach Jon Gruden hasn't been directly involved in talks with Mack, he will reportedly have final say over the player's fate.

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