Marshawn Lynch ends holdout, reports to Seahawks

For the past three seasons, Marshawn Lynch has been the centerpiece of Seattle’s offense. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Beast Mode is back. Marshawn Lynch sat out the first week of Seahawks training camp while demanding that his contract be renegotiated, but he essentially conceded defeat and showed up today at the team’s facility in Renton, Wash.

Lynch was subject to $30,000 in fines for every day of camp, which started on Friday, that he missed. There is some speculation that the team may waive those fines and/or add some money to his existing deal, which has two years left on it for a total value of $31 million. But Seattle made it clear that it was not inclined to give Lynch a new contract, and eventually the running back blinked.

Lynch is a four-time Pro Bowler, including the past three years. Last season he led the NFL in rushing touchdowns, ranked second in attempts and sixth in yards.

No word yet on whether Lynch parked his Lamborghini at the facility, and if so, whether he surrounded it with velvet ropes.

UPDATE (9:58 p.m.): provided some details of Lynch’s new arrangement with the Seahawks:

Lynch had been set to make $5 million this year with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses and another $500,000 in incentives. The Seahawks rolled that $1 million bonus and incentive money into his base salary and added $500,000 that had been bookmarked to Lynch for 2015. All told, Lynch’s base has been bumped from $5 million to $6.5 million.

This former editor and part-time writer at The Post is now happy to prove that if you combine 'blowhard' and 'blaggard,' you get 'blogger.' He previously had used 'Desmond Bieler' as his byline, but feels that shortening the first name to 'Des' nicely conveys his ever-decreasing gravitas. He also covers Fantasy Football.



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