Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch will end his weeklong holdout and report to training camp by Friday, league sources tell ESPN.
Lynch has been absent since the Seahawks reported for training camp July 24, making him subject to a $30,000 fine for each day missed plus a partial signing bonus forfeiture if the team pursues it. He had been hoping to get an upgraded contract from the Seahawks, but Carroll seemed to make clear last week the team wasn't interested.
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Instead, the Seahawks could guarantee most or all of Lynch's base salaries and/or convert per-game roster bonuses and incentives to guaranteed compensation over the two remaining seasons of his existing deal as a way of showing their commitment to one of the NFL's top rushers.
As of now, the only guarantee is a $1 million portion of Lynch's $5 million base salary in 2014 that's guaranteed for injury only. He also can make $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. In 2015, Lynch is due a $5.5 million base salary — none of it guaranteed — and $2 million in per-game roster bonuses. He can earn $500,000 each year in incentives tied to rushing yards.
Coach Pete Carroll declined comment on the situation in his session with reporters Thursday, and that's no surprise given Lynch's general unpredictability.