Report: Beast Mode to hold out from Seahawks training camp

Report: Beast Mode to hold out from Seahawks training camp

Report: Beast Mode to hold out from Seahawks training camp

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by JOEL KNIP / KING 5 SPORTS

KREM.com

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:48 PM

Marshawn Lynch is going to hold out from Seattle training camp, according to former teammate Michael Robinson on the NFL Network.

Robinson reports that Lynch called him and said he wasn't going to be there.  The Seahawks top running back reportedly wants more money.

If Lynch holds true to his word with Robinson, he can be fined $30,000 per day that he misses at training camp.  Before June's mandatory minicamp, rumors were floated that Beast Mode may skip the camp due to his unhappiness over his contract. He ended up showing up, but did not practice due to a sore ankle.

Lynch's base salary for 2014 is $5 million and $5.5 million for 2015. He will be the sixth highest paid in running back for the upcoming season.

On Wednesday, the Chiefs gave their star running back Jamaal Charles a two-year extension.  When you add his new deal to his current deal, Charles will reportedly make, on average, $7 million per season.

If this is all about his contract, the time is now to act for Lynch. Seattle is coming off the team's first Super Bowl win club history and he played a big part in it.  Plus, he's 28 years old. He's closing in on 30, that magical age when a running back's production falls off a cliff.

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