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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
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Marshawn Lynch ran three times for 16 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's third preseason game Friday night.
This was Lynch's 2014 preseason debut. He looked as sharp as ever, scoring a seven-yard TD on a shotgun draw to cap Seattle's opening drive. That was the only action of the night for Lynch, who was replaced by Robert Turbin on the team's second possession. Lynch's workload should remain intact to open the season, particularly after Seattle gave him a pay raise. He's a fantasy RB1. Aug 22 - 10:31 PM

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Bellevue (WA) police released a statement clearing Marshawn Lynch of any wrongdoing stemming from a recent investigation into assault and personal property damage accusations.

The allegations seemed specious at best from the start. An unidentified female accused Lynch of the alleged crimes late last weekend. The Seahawks released a statement on Tuesday saying they believed the allegations to be "bogus," and the Bellevue Police Department agrees. Lynch's current Average Draft Position in fantasy leagues is 1.09, behind the "Big Five" running backs -- LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, and Eddie Lacy.
Aug 14 - 9:28 AM

The Seahawks released a statement on Tuesday, saying they firmly believe the assault and property damage accusations against Marshawn Lynch are "bogus."

"While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus," read the full statement from the team. Lynch is reportedly being investigated for assault and property damage in Bellevue, Washington after a woman alleged Lynch was involved at an incident at her apartment Sunday morning. There appears to be nothing to this. It should blow over fairly quickly.
Aug 12 - 2:09 PM

Marshawn Lynch is being investigated for assault and property damage in Bellevue, Washington.

Police received an "allegation of an assault and personal property damage" from a woman at an apartment in Bellevue, where the incident is said to have occurred Sunday morning. "The Bellevue Police Department is in the process of gathering the facts of this alleged incident, including verifying whether or not Mr. Lynch was in fact involved," police said in a statement. "No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time."
Aug 11 - 2:21 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch's weight is "way down" and "he's in great shape."

"He looks just as fit as he ever has," Carroll added. "He’s in good shape. He’s in really good shape." It's good news after Lynch spent the spring away from the team and held out for the early portion of training camp. Carroll says Lynch doesn't need many preseason carries, but they'll probably get him a few.
Aug 10 - 8:08 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount reports Marshawn Lynch was seeking $5 million more than the "concessions" Seattle gave him, bumping his 2014 pay by $1.5 million.

The $1.5 million offer was reportedly on the table from Seattle since way back at minicamp, and moved Lynch's 2014 guaranteed take from $5 million to $6.5 million. "The offer never changed" from the team, per Blount. The Seahawks have still not formally waived the $30,000 per-day fines Lynch incurred during his week-long holdout. Ultimately, zero money was actually added to Lynch's contract. His base pay increased by $1 million by turning would-be incentives into salary, and $500,000 was moved from Lynch's 2015 pay into 2014. Per Blount, Lynch "realizes there's a good possibility" he is cut next offseason.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 1 - 4:43 PM

Profootballtalk reports Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a $1.5 million raise for 2014.

Lynch won his holdout, after all. His salary will increase from $5 million to $6 million, while he's getting a $500,000 "signing bonus." He's now up to $6.5 million guaranteed for 2014. In addition, the Seahawks will not collect Lynch's $495,000 in fines. The Seahawks freed up $1 million by guaranteeing Lynch's per-game roster bonuses. The signing bonus money is coming out of his 2015 salary. It's a nice increase, but also perhaps a nod to the fact that Lynch won't be back at his scheduled $5.5 million salary next year. The fact that Seattle was willing to give Beast Mode a $1.5 million raise to end a seven-day holdout is a fairly strong indication that his workload won't be scaled back much this season.
Jul 31 - 7:36 PM

Marshawn Lynch has officially reported to Seahawks camp.

The Seahawks didn't blink, and Beast Mode lost his resolve after only a week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Seattle is expected to add "some financial concessions to (Lynch's) contract," but it's likely just the forgiveness of his massive fine. Lynch's holdout was so short that it shouldn't affect his Week 1 preparation. He remains a solid second-round pick in re-draft leagues.
Jul 31 - 5:19 PM

ESPN reports Marshawn Lynch is ending his holdout, and will report to Seahawks camp in the next 24 hours.

Lynch's ill-fated holdout is over after less than a week. The only "concession" he'll receive from the Seahawks is likely the forgiveness of his nearly $500,000 in fines. Going by how half-hearted and ill-conceived Lynch's holdout was, it's quite possible he simply wanted an extra week's vacation. Although Lynch is expected to lose work to talented backup Christine Michael this season, he remains in the RB1 conversation. He shouldn't slip past the teens in drafts.
Jul 31 - 3:04 PM

Marshawn Lynch has accrued $455,000 in fines for his holdout.

Lynch is drawing $30,000 in daily fines, while his sixth day of holding out on Tuesday triggered a $275,000 fine under terms of the CBA. Coach Pete Carroll has expressed a desire to come to a resolution. That will likely include forgiving Lynch's fines.
Jul 29 - 6:53 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll commented on Marshawn Lynch's holdout Tuesday.

"I love this kid," Carroll said. "I hope he will figure it out and it will all make sense and it will come to a resolution somewhere." Carroll's relatively soft comments suggest the Seahawks may be willing to throw their running back a contract bone, but it almost certainly wouldn't be anything more than a symbolic gesture. Whatever the end game is, we fully expect Lynch to report before Week 1.
Jul 29 - 4:45 PM

Seahawks placed RB Marshawn Lynch on the Reserve/Did Not Report list.

It's a procedural move and doesn't impact Lynch's status with the team. Lynch is holding out for a raise on his $5.5 million in salary and bonuses. He won't count toward Seattle's 90-man roster and can be activated at any time.
Jul 26 - 8:19 PM

Coach Pete Carroll indicated the Seahawks have no intention of satisfying Marshawn Lynch's contract demands.

It's not even entirely clear what Lynch's demands are, but he's skipping training camp and wants more money. "Just a couple of years back we made a big statement and made a big effort for him and we wish that he was with us now," said Carroll, referring to the four-year, $31 million deal Lynch signed in March of 2012. "But this is a tremendous opportunity for the guys getting their shot. Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, they're ready to go and really fired up about this opportunity and are going to try and take full advantage of it."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 26 - 12:05 PM

ESPN's John Clayton predicted on NFL Live that Marshawn Lynch's holdout will last "five to six days at most."

Clayton went as far as to say the Seahawks tentatively expect Lynch to report to training camp next week. Clayton also predicted the team will not satisfy Lynch's contract demands. Lynch is well compensated -- he's owed $5.5 million in salary and bonuses -- and he's a 28-year-old running back. The Seahawks aren't going to pay him with Christine Michael and Robert Turbin in reserve.
Jul 25 - 4:15 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen stated on NFL Insiders the Seahawks are not surprised by Marshawn Lynch's training-camp holdout.

Seattle just gave mammoth deals to Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman, and is trying to build a dynasty that doesn't involve paying big bucks to 28-year-old running backs. We don't see the team budging from its stance, but Lynch could very well cave once he begins racking up fines. "He'll be there at some point, I think," stated Mort. "The Seahawks are not surprised this is an issue."
Jul 25 - 3:05 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Russell Wilson
2Tarvaris Jackson
3B.J. Daniels
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3Christine Michael
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
FB1Derrick Coleman
WR11Percy Harvin
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
4Phil Bates
5Bryan Walters
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Jermaine Kearse
3Kevin Norwood
WR31Jermaine Kearse
TE1Zach Miller
2Luke Willson
3Cooper Helfet
K1Steven Hauschka