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Report: Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch likely to skip minicamp

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Marshawn Lynch apparently wants a contract extension. (USATSI)
Marshawn Lynch apparently wants a contract extension. (USATSI)

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The Seahawks might be turning away from using running back Marshawn Lynch quite as much as they have in the past. He's racked up at least 285 carries in the past three seasons, and last week, Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell praised Christine Michael and said that this year's team would be more of a running back by committee.

So, you can understand why Lynch, who seemingly would be spending more time on the bench, wouldn't be pleased by these latest developments. And Lynch, who's scheduled to make a total of $10.5 million in base salary during the next two seasons of his contract, sounds like he still wants more money.

According to ESPN.com, Lynch is expected to skip next week's mandatory minicamp because he wants a contract extension. Lynch also hasn't been in attendance at voluntary OTAs for the past three weeks.

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

If Lynch misses the minicamp, he'd subject to a fine of $70,000.

As per usual, Lynch isn't talking to reporters about his plans.

 
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