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Marshawn Lynch to Holdout During Seahawks Training Camp

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Regarded as one of the best backs in football, Lynch is coming off a 2013 season that saw him rush 301 times for 1,257 yards and 12 scores.

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Now that NFL training camps are opening, we'll begin to see who is holding out in hopes for a new deal. It looked like Marshawn Lynch was going to report to the Seattle Seahawks' camp, despite being unhappy with his current deal.

That's not the case apparently, as he'll reportedly be holding out of camp until he gets a new deal. He broke the news by calling his former fullback, Michael Robinson, who broke the news live on the NFL Network set.

Regarded as one of the best backs in football, Lynch is coming off a 2013 season that saw him rush 301 times for 1,257 yards and 12 scores.

The holdout costs Lynch $30,000 per day in fines, along with a partial forfeiture of his $6 million signing bonus. That comes after five days of holding out.

In 2012, Lynch signed a 4-year, $30 million deal to become one of the highest-paid backs at the time.  He’s set to earn $5.5 million in 2014, with a cap number of $7 million.

This means that Robert Turbin and Christine Michael need to be ready to shoulder the load in 2014. These holdouts never seem to end well for veteran running backs if they last too long.