According Terry Blount of ESPN.com Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will not be participate in the opening day of training camp which starts on Friday. The news comes from former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson, one of Lynch’s closest friends, who told the NFL network on Thursday night.
Sources also confirmed Lynch’s plan to ESPN.com
Blount reports, “Lynch wants his contract renegotiated with more money up front this season. He is starting the third year of a four-year deal that pays him $30 million.” Blount continues, “Lynch did not attend any of the voluntary organized team activities in the offseason, but hi did attend Seattle’s minicamp last month, believing the Seahawks would negotiate in good faith to make changes to his contract.”
Blount says, “if Lynch isn’t at camp, he will incur fines of $30,000 per day, along with partial forfeiture of his $6 million signing bonus if he holds out five days or more.”