Marshawn Lynch 24 | Running Back

Seattle Seahawks

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Thu. July 31, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Lynch is expected to end his holdout and report to training camp in the next 24 hours, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Lynch was racking up heavy fines and was subject to forfeiting 15 percent of this year's $1.5 million signing bonus installment after not showing by Wednesday. Perhaps the Seahawks agreed to forgive that loss if he agreed to report now. According to report, the Seahawks did not agree to a new deal or additional guaranteed money.(RotoWire, )
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Impact: Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week. Lynch was caught by television cameras talking on his phone out near the Seahawks practice fields wearing a hooded "Beast Mode" sweatshirt and knit cap on an 85 degree day.(STATS, 3:12pm)
Thu. July 31, 2014
News: Lynch has reported to training camp, thus concluding a seven-day holdout, the Seattle Times reports. Impact: While the report suggests that Lynch won't receive a new deal, which he was reportedly seeking, it also notes that the running back could possibly receive some sort of unspecified financial concessions from the Seahawks. In any case, now back in the fold, Lynch remains firmly atop the team's RB depth chart, though Robert Turbin and Christine Michael are candidates to work in complementary backfield roles, with an eye toward keeping Lynch (who racked up 301 carries last season) fresh as the season rolls along.(RotoWire, )
Wed. July 30, 2014
News: Lynch did not report to training camp Wednesday and is now subject to losing 15 percent of his signing bonus, the Seattle Times reports. Impact: The signing bonus loss is not as much as previously reported by ESPN.com. Lynch will forfeit 15 percent of the this year's $1.5 million bonus installment (his total bonus over his four-year contract is $6 million). And, of course, the team can rescind those fines when he eventually reports and/or an agreement is reached. That's likely what Lynch is banking on, meaning the holdout could continue for a while.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 26, 2014
News: Lynch, who is already sacrificing $30,000 a day during his holdout, will forfeit 15 percent of his $6 million signing bonus -- $900,000 -- if he holds out beyond Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. Impact: The Seahawks have most of the leverage in this standoff. Lynch wants more guaranteed money to protect him if he is released next season, which is likely, considering his $9 million cap hit. He is scheduled to make $5.5 million in 2015, but if he is cut, he'll get only $1.5 million. "We expect them to honor their contract just as we will," coach Pete Carroll told USA Today. "We're going to honor it and we expect them to do the same." It was not reported whether Carroll intended that to mean the Seahawks will honor Lynch's contract in 2015 and thereby take a huge cap hit on a 29-year-old, high-mileage running back.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Lynch (ankle), as expected, was not present during the first day of Seahawks minicamp, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports. Impact: Lynch continues to seek a new deal from the Seahawks, and appears to be ready to sit out training camp until the team addresses the matter. Seattle appears willing to restructure the deal, but they don't seem eager to add money to a deal that was just finalized two years ago. Until the dispute is resolved, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael will see the majority of reps with the first-team offense during camp.(RotoWire, )
Fri. July 25, 2014
News: Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson. Impact: Appearing on NFL Network on Thursday night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle's star running back plans to hold out of the camp that begins Friday. At dispute is Lynch's contract. Lynch can make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses. It's the third year of a four-year contract Lynch signed with Seattle before the 2012 season.(STATS, 00:47am)
Thu. July 24, 2014
News: Lynch, according to former teammate Michael Robinson, is expected to hold out of training camp, NFL.com reports. Impact: Lynch is entering the third year of a four-year, $30 million contract that will pay him $5 million in base salary this season. While he skipped Seattle's OTAs in June amid contract dispute rumblings, Lynch was present at the team's mandatory minicamp, avoiding being fined in the process. Now, word from Lynch's former fullback states "Beast Mode" will not attend Friday's first day of training camp and will instead make a stance toward a more lucrative contract. With three consecutive seasons of 285-plus carries, 1,200-plus rushing yards, and double-digit touchdowns, the 28-year-old Lynch believes he's outperformed his current deal and warrants a reward for his gutsy play that helped Seattle claim last season's Super Bowl title. The Seahawks may not be surprised by Lynch's decision, as there were reports earlier this offseason suggesting the team may be amenable to tweaking his contract before this season. With that in mind, it'll be worthwhile to monitor Lynch's situation. Until he reports for camp, steady backup Robert Turbin and highly-touted sleeper Christine Michael will see the bulk of reps at running back.(RotoWire, )
Marshawn Lynch
2013 Season
CAR
301
YDS
1257
AVG
4.2
TDS
12
Bio
Ht: 5' 11"  Wt: 215  Age: 28
Born: 4/22/1986, Oakland, California
College: California
NFL Experience: 8th season
Drafted: 2007 - Rd 1
(12th overall by the Bills)
Salary: $7,000,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury