As expected, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch reported to training camp Thursday, ending his seven-day holdout. Lynch held out while trying to restructure his contract, which will pay him $5 million in base salary this season.
He was subject to numerous fines, while also potentially forfeiting 15 percent of this year’s $1.5 million signing bonus installment when he did not report Wednesday.
General manager John Schneider told ESPN this week that the organization will not alter their plans in order to restructure Lynch’s deal.
“We’ve had a plan in place here for a number of years, and we can’t veer from that plan for one person because it’s the ultimate team sport,” he said.
Lynch had 301 carries for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, his third-straight year with at least 285 carries, 1,200 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.