Lynch ends hold­out, ar­rives at Sea­hawks camp

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

REN­TON, Wash. (AP) — Mar­shawn Lynch's hold­out is over, end­ing one dis­trac­tion so far for the Su­per Bowl cham­pi­ons.

Lynch ar­rived at the Seat­tle Sea­hawks prac­tice fa­cil­ity on Thurs­day af­ter­noon fol­low­ing the team's morn­ing prac­tice. The team con­firmed Lynch had re­ported for camp, end­ing a hold­out that spanned a week.

Lynch was caught by tele­vi­sion cam­eras talk­ing on his phone out near the Sea­hawks prac­tice fields wear­ing a hooded "Beast Mode" sweat­shirt and knit cap on an 85 de­gree day. He was later hang­ing out in the lobby of the fa­cil­ity.

ESPN re­ported ear­lier Thurs­day that Lynch was ex­pected to end his hold­out. Seat­tle coach Pete Car­roll said af­ter prac­tice that he did not know if Lynch was on the verge of re­port­ing.

"Hope­fully he's here," quar­ter­back Rus­sell Wil­son said af­ter prac­tice. "He's such a good foot­ball player we would love to have him here and he's done a tremen­dous job for us since I've been here. I know that. He's had some un­be­liev­able runs for us."

Lynch must still pass his phys­i­cal and be added to the ac­tive ros­ter. Seat­tle's ros­ter is cur­rently at the 90-man limit.

Lynch missed the first week of train­ing camp un­happy with his con­tract sta­tus. Lynch is sched­uled to make up to $5.5 mil­lion this sea­son in base pay and ros­ter bonuses. It's the third year of a four-year deal Lynch signed be­fore the 2012 sea­son.

Seat­tle made clear on the first day of train­ing camp that it had a plan in place be­fore Lynch signed his ex­ten­sion and it was not in­clined to stray from those plans.

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