(1090 The Fan) — Marshawn Lynch will not be present when the Seahawks begin training camp on Friday, according to NFL.com.
Lynch’s former teammate Michael Robinson announced on the NFL Network show Inside Training Camp Live that he had just talked to the running back and that Lynch “will be holding out from training camp this year with the Seahawks.”
Lynch was in attendance when the Super Bowl champions opened their mandatory three-day minicamp in mid-June, but he did not participate.
Reports surfaced a week prior to the sessions that Lynch might consider not attending the practices in hopes of getting a higher salary for the 2014 season. Lynch signed a four-year contract before the 2012 season. He is scheduled to make $5 million in base salary this season plus per game roster bonuses.
If Lynch does not show up or participate in training camp, he faces a rolling $30,000 fine for every day he sits out.
The Seahawks handed out hefty new contracts to cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas this offseason.
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