Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 2 Hrs

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks "still don't plan on" paying holdout RB Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch has griped all offseason, but his contract complaints have fallen on deaf ears. His $5.5 million salary is more than fair for a 28-year-old running back, while the Seahawks have Christine Michael and Robert Turbin waiting in the wings. Lynch has more to lose than gain by holding out, as he's extremely unlikely to get paid, while Michael could shine in his absence.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 3 Hrs

Marshawn Lynch will hold out of Seahawks training camp as he seeks a new contract.

Bizarrely, the news was broken by former teammate Michael Robinson on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp Live. Lynch has been making noise about his contract all offseason, but it's still a surprise after he reported to June's mandatory minicamp. Perhaps emboldened by Jamaal Charles' successful "holdout," Lynch is going to find the Seahawks much less likely to cave than the Chiefs. He has his age and the presence of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin behind him to thank. Now 28, Lynch is due a reasonable $5 million this season, with another $500,000 available through per-game roster bonuses. At least for the moment, Lynch's mid-second round ADP is no longer looking like a potential bargain.

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The Seattle Times guesstimates Marshawn Lynch could lose 45-50 carries this season.

Lynch averaged 18.8 carries per game last season to finish with 301 totes. Beat writer Bob Condotta's "guess" is that average could fall into the 15-16 range. Extrapolate that out over 16 contests, and Lynch is looking at losing 52 carries if we put the needle at 15.5 carries per game. Those rushes will likely go to Christine Michael, who's expected to be a "regular part of the offense" in 2014. This won't be a true committee, but more of a lightening of the load for Beast Mode. Michael needs to be drafted in all redraft leagues and will likely explode in 2015 for Dynasty purposes. Lynch is still a locked-in borderline RB1/2 for 2014.

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ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said Marshawn Lynch could be entering his final season in Seattle.

The writing appears the be on the wall. With Russell Wilson due a huge extension, Lynch's $9 million cap hit in 2015 could be too much for Seattle to swallow, especially with an elite talent like Christine Michael waiting in the wings. With 987 carries over the past three years, there is also the possibility Lynch's body begins to break down as soon as this season. Lynch will be the starter this year, but his future in Seattle is in doubt.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 1 Month

Former Seahawks FB Michael Robinson confirmed Marshawn Lynch still wants a raise despite reporting to last week's mandatory minicamp.

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Marshawn Lynch sat out Tuesday's minicamp session with a minor ankle injury, and isn't expected to practice this week.

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Marshawn Lynch reported to Seahawks mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Beast Mode was a no-show for voluntary OTAs earlier this month. Entering the third year of a four-year, $31 million deal, Lynch wants to re-work his contract. According to an ESPN report, Lynch believes if he shows up for minicamp, the team will negotiate with him in good faith. We don't see Lynch getting his wish.

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Marshawn Lynch would leave $7 million in 2014 compensation on the table by retiring.

Lynch is owed a $5 million base salary, $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses and $1.5 million in prorated signing bonus. It's a lot of cheese for someone to leave on the table -- especially someone that started this whole mess because he wants more money. The Seahawks are almost certainly going to cut Lynch in 2015 so we can't blame him for trying to get more money now, but he has no leverage. The retirement threats are extremely transparent.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports a source close to Marshawn Lynch said, "I could see him walking away."

Rapoport added Lynch reportedly told two teammates he would consider retirement if the Seahwaks won the Super Bowl, which they did. Despite Rapoport's stellar reputation, it is hard not to take this report with a huge grain of salt. Lynch is currently angling for a contract extension and raise, so it is certainly possible his camp floated the retirement story to gain leverage in those negotiations. Then again, Lynch has consistently been one of the more unique stars in the NFL. If any current player would make the decision to walk away at only 28-years-old, Lynch would probably be the one. Still, we expect Lynch to be the starting running back for Seattle when Week 1 rolls around.

Marshawn Lynch RB SEA 1 Month

Marshawn Lynch has yet to inform the Seahawks of his plan to skip next week's mandatory minicamp.

It's quite possible Lynch won't formally inform his team of his plan to play hooky. Although it's understandable Lynch - who turned 28 in April - wants a new deal, he's not going to get it. He's due a combined $10.5 million in base salary over the next two seasons, a nice sum for a back in today's game. That, coupled with Lynch's advancing age and Christine Michael's upside means the Seahawks are extremely unlikely to even consider a raise for their lead back. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport has reported as much.