Marshawn Lynch looks finally set to end his holdout from the Seattle Seahawks training camp and is expected to report to the teams facilities for training after an eight-day exile, according to the ESPN duo of Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan.\
Back to Training
"Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and is expected to report to Seattle's training camp in next 24 hours, via @caplannfl and me" Schefter tweeted out earlier.
Lynch had been looking for a new deal and guaranteed money after being one of the top running backs in the NFL during his three-year tenure with the Super Bowl champions, but according to Schefter, Lynch is not getting a new deal.
No New Deal
"Marshawn Lynch will not receive new deal and added money he sought but Seattle expected to add some financial concessions to his contract."
The financial concessions that Lynch will be benefitting from could well be the waiving of the $400,000 fine that he amassed from missing missing the first week of training camp. With no new deal in place, it's hard to think what happened for him to come back.
Lynch is an odd character and it would surprise no-one if the running back had simply become bored of not playing football.
Talking up Replacements
In Lynch’s absence, the Seahawks had been talking up the abilities of backup running backs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin, but with Lynch reporting to camp, Beast Mode will be back in full force next season.
However, we could be seeing a few more carries per game from Michael in particular, as an effort to keep Lynch fresh for the postseason and also to let Pete Carroll see what he has on his hands in the former Texas A&M sppedster.
Lynch rushed for 1,257 yards last season and led the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns. The skittles lover was imperious in the post-season, putting the team on his back several times.