Apparently Marshawn Lynch is serious about having the Seattle Seahawks restructure his contract with more money up front. When the Super Bowl champs open training camp tomorrow, Lynch is not expected to be there.
Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is now an analyst for the NFL Network, and reports Lynch will hold out.
“Marshawn Lynch just called me, and we just talked,” Robinson said. “He will be holding out from training camp this year with the Seahawks.”
We heard rumblings about Lynch’s contract concerns when he skipped the voluntary OTAs this spring. He did report for the Hawk’s mandatory mini-camp but did not participate in the drills. Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch was dealing with a minor injury at the time.
Seattle is not expected to re-do his contract, with a reported $5.5 million due in the 2014 season. Skipping training camp could carry monetary penalties. One source says Lynch risks losing $30,000 a day for skipping camp practices, and if the hold-out lasts five days, the player could lose some of his signing bonus.
With or without Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks already planned to give more pre-season carries to Robert Turbin, and last year’s top draft pick Christine Michael.
-Bill Swartz, 1090TheFan-
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