Seahawks to begin training camp without back Marshawn Lynch

Nikko Villanueva – 4E Sports Contributor

Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – Running back Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seattle Seahawks training camp hoping to look for better contract options.

Lynch told former Seahawk and friend Michael Robinson about the decision.

Robinson, now working for the NFL Network shared the details on the show “Inside Training Camp.”

“He said he will be holding out from training camp this year with the Seahawks,” according to Robinson.

Lynch still has two-years remaining in a four-year contract and will be earning $5 million in 2014 with a $500,000 roster bonus and a $1.5 million signing bonus.

If the 28-year-old plays under the current deal, he will earn a total of $9 million including bonuses in 2015.

Despite being the fifth-highest paid NFL running back, Lynch threatens to hold out of training camp and aims for a raise after a good showing last season.

According to Robinson, Lynch just wants respect for his efforts for the Seahawks, the defending Super Bowl champs.

“I really think he just wants his position in the organization and how they view him, he just wants that recalibrated a little bit,” Robinson said.

If Lynch continues with the hold out, he will be fined $30,000 per day and will forfeit part of his $6 million bonus.

Lynch led the NFL with 1,002 regular-season and playoff carries, totaling 4,517 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns in three-years as a Seahawk.

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