Seattle Seahawks Rumors: Marshawn Lynch Wants New Contract, Will Skip Minicamp? [VIDEO]
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.
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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.
"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.
Over the last few weeks, Lynch has quietly sought a new deal with 2 years left. He’s always stayed away from OTAs. Will he take it further?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2014
Last night, @Rand_Getlin said #Seahawks don’t expect Marshawn Lynch at minicamp. At this point, no one really knows, as always with Lynch. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2014