Marshawn Lynch A Holdout....................

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  1. soulman

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    Marshawn Lynch will be holding out from Seahawks camp

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    By Jay Busbee 9 hours ago Shutdown Corner


    Beast Mode is on hold. For now, Marshawn Lynch is in Holdout Mode.

    Lynch's former teammate, Michael Robinson, broke the news on the NFL Network's "Inside Training Camp Live."

    "Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked," Robinson said. "He said he will be holding out from training camp this year with the Seahawks."

    The Seahawks recently gave large new deals to Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas, and clearly, Lynch believes he's deserving of a similar upgrade.

    Lynch ranked sixth in the league last year in total yards and tied for first with Jamaal Charles in touchdowns. He's halfway through a four-year, $30 million deal and is slated to make $5 million in base salary this year, which ranks sixth among NFL running backs according to Spotrac.

    Sherman's new deal was for four years, $57.4 million, with $40 million guaranteed. Thomas' deal was four years, $40 million, with almost $28 million guaranteed.

    Lynch has a right to feel he's as important to the offense as Thomas and Sherman are to the defense. Lynch has played three full seasons in Seattle and made three Pro Bowls. He has rushed for at least 1,200 yards with double-digit touchdowns each season for the Seahawks. Last year he rushed for 1,257 yards and a league-best 12 touchdowns, and Seattle won its first Super Bowl.

    There were rumors this offseason that Lynch planned to hold out, but then he reported to the team's mandatory minicamp in June. Apparently, with some time to think since then, he has decided holding out of training camp is the best way to get the raise he wants.
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    Man am I ever glad we're not going through this crap again this year.

    He's half way through a deal that makes him the sixth highest paid RB in the NFL and he was also sixth in total yardage. Seems about right to me. I guess these guy just don't get it that RB isn't the "elite" position it used to be and yet when he sees the ridiculous deals Seattle gave to a CB and a Safety who can blame him?

    This seems to happen whenever any team wins a Super Bowl.
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    They should bring in Bush to help force sign him, amiright?!?!?!

    I don't begrudge anyone for trying to get the most out of their limited time playing, let along a RB. For as devalued it is, look at the SB participants and winners the last 2 years, only 1 didn't have a strong run game behind it, Denver....and they lost. Lynch was a huge part of that Sea team and their success, and while the position is devalued, the top guys still aren't easily replaced.

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