NFL training camps are now open for every team, and surprisingly, we've not seen many players 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. Then Day 1 came with Lynch deciding to hold out of camp until he gets a new deal.
That didn't last long, as he's reportedly ending his holdout and reporting to camp within the next 24 hours, according to ESPN.com. Though Lynch won't be getting a new contract from the team, the Seahawks will "add some financial concessions to the contract." They'll likely boost his salary for this year or add some incentives for him to potentially make some extra money.
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. For at least one more year, we should see 'Beast Mode' in Seattle.
The news is not as good with the New York Giants and running back David Wilson. The third-year back suffered a neck "burner" during Tuesday's practice. While he tweeted that all is well on Wednesday night, reports from NJ.com are that Wislons is unlikely to make a recovery. They say he'll "need a miracle" if he's going to return to the field. If the reports are true, Wilson is on the cusp of retirement.
In his 2-year career, Wilson has rushed for 504 yards and five touchdowns and received for 42 yards and a touchdown. This is a very sad way to see the career of the former first-round pick end if true. Regarded as one of the top RB prospects in 2012, Wilson was selected 32nd-overall out of Virginia Tech that year, the third RB taken in the first round.