Running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks finally ended his holdout and reported to training camp on Thursday.
Running back Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks finally ended his holdout and reported to training camp on Thursday. His holdout lasted eight days.
Lynch will not receive the money he sought out for nor the new deal, but Seattle is supposed to add some additions to his contract sources said. Lynch did show up to mini camp in June to avoid the fine but decided to stand his ground at the start of training camp.
There is a $30,000 fine for each of the days of camp that he did miss, which added up to roughly $500,000 for the holdout. It is unknown at the moment whether or not Seattle will collect those fines or waive them.
Quarterback Russell Wilson spoke out about the issue stating "Obviously, to have a guy like Marshawn back with us, a man who has been to four Pro Bowls, is something we definitely want. "Marshawn is one of those guys who has a knack for playing football. His running ability is unique and one of a kind. He brings whole other level of experience. He's an elite football player."
Lynch is in his third year of his four year, $30 million dollar deal where he has already received $6 million as a signing bonus.
Lynch will make $5 million in base salary during this season and $5.5 million in 2015, but he did want more money up front or even more guaranteed.
Lynch has certainly delivered over the past three years, where he rushed for 4,051 yards on 901 carries with 39 touchdowns.