Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is planning on holding out of the team’s training camp, as former teammate Michael Robinson reported through the NFL Media PR Twitter account.
.@RealMikeRob: “Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked. He said he will be holding out from training camp this year w/ the Seahawks.”
— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) July 24, 2014
Lynch had already signed a contract in 2012 worth $30 million over four years, but he is already thinking about a long-term extension with two years remaining on his current contract.
The Pro Bowler will make the sixth-highest salary for 2014 among running backs. Lynch has been an elite running back for the last three years, but he has had a heavy workload that is sure to take a toll on him in the foreseeable future.
He has carried the ball at least 285 times in the last three seasons, and he is currently 28 years old. Running backs often begin declining at or near age 30, so the Seahawks will have to be careful about how much they pay Lynch.