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Marshawn Lynch says he’s holding out from camp
- Updated: July 24, 2014
When the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks report to training camp, they’ll be without their Pro Bowl running back. Marshawn Lynch told his former teammate Michael Robinson that he will be holding out from camp. Speaking on NFL Network’s Inside Training Camp Live, Robinson said Lynch called him and broke the news.
.@RealMikeRob: "Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked. He said he will be holding out from training camp this year w/ the Seahawks.”
— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) July 24, 2014
Facing a $30,000 fine for every day he sits out of training camp, Lynch has made it clear he wants a pay raise. He attended the team’s mandatory minicamp, but has now made it known he won’t be attending training camp. This news comes one day after Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs was given a new contract extension after he was set to hold out.
Lynch was a key member to the Seahawks Super Bowl Championship last season, as he rushed for 1,257 yard (second most in his career), and tied a career-high with 12 touchdowns.
However, as Ian Rapoport of NFL Network points out, the Seahawks haven’t made any notions that they are willing to give Lynch an extension. This is definitely a story to monitor throughout the pre-season.
At last check, the #Seahawks were not inclined to give Marshawn Lynch a raise, even if he just wants to be a Top 3 paid back. Could be tough
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2014
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