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Seattle Seahawks Rumors: Marshawn Lynch Wants New Contract, Will Skip Minicamp? [VIDEO]

By Mike Edler (m.edler@sportsworldnews.com)
on Jun 12, 2014 10:14 AM EDT
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Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's latest off-field issue could give a boost to backup Christine Michael's fantasy value. (Photo : Getty Images)

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been making the news for all the wrong reasons this offseason. After allegedly getting in a confrontation at a night club, Lynch is now seeking a new contract from the Seahawks and plans on skipping mandatory camp until a deal is reached.

According to a source close to the situation, the 28-year-old Lynch is seeking a new contract that will pay him more money upfront and not toward the back end of his current deal.

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"It's very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,'' said the source. "He wants the Seahawks to renegotiate his current contract and provide him with more up-front money.”

Lynch is in the third year of a four-year deal that is worth $30 million, including $6 million in signing bonus, but it is believed that he wants more than the $5 million base salary he will receive in 2014. The mini-camp he plans on skipping starts Tuesday and if he chooses to skip all three days it will cost him $70,000 in fines.

Lynch ran for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2013, but mixed reports coming out of Seahawk camp is that the team might start to covert to a running back by committee approach with the emergence of Christine Michael.

[ESPN]

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