|Marshawn Lynch under investigation -- Mon Aug 11 4:30 pm --|
Alleged assault and personal property damage
|Bellevue police officers are investigating Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch after receiving an “allegation of an assault and personal property damage” from a female victim at a Bellevue apartment, according to a news release from the department.
According to police, the alleged incident was reported to have occurred early Sunday morning, but “no domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation.” Bellevue police have assigned the case to a detective and it is under investigation.
FF Today's Take: Lynch doesn't exactly have a spotless off-field record, so owners shouldn't dismiss this report until the authorities do the same. Likely in his final season with the Seahawks, any missed time by Lynch would result in a spike of playing time - and fantasy stock - for Christine Michael and Robert Turbin.
|Lynch to end holdout, report to camp -- Thu Jul 31 5:45 pm --|
Will not receive a new deal
|Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will end his holdout and will report to training camp shortly, league sources said. The holdout has lasted eight days so far.
Lynch will not be receiving the new deal and added money he sought, but Seattle is expected to add some financial concessions to his contract, sources said. (ABC News)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch is in the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal. With Christine Michael and, to a lesser extent Robert Turbin and Spencer Ware, in reserve, Lynch had virtually no leverage and may be coming around to the realization that the Seahawks will likely be moving on from him after this season.
|Lynch expected to holdout of training camp -- Thu Jul 24 7:10 pm --|
Seahwaks set to begin camp on Friday
|When the Seahawks begin training camp tomorrow, running back Marshawn Lynch is expected to be absent.
That’s according to former Seahawk Michael Robinson, who is now a commentator on the NFL Network and said on-air moments ago that Lynch will hold out.
“Marshawn Lynch just called me, we just talked,” Robinson said. “He said he will be holding out from training camp this year with the Seahawks.” (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch has two years left on his deal and is set to make $5 million this season and $5.5 million in 2015. He skipped OTAs but reported to minicamp in June. Given his reasonable salary and the depth of players behind him (Christine Michael & Robert Turbin), it's hard to imagine the Seahawks caving to his demands.
|Marshawn Lynch to skip Seahawks minicamp? -- Thu Jun 12 7:00 am --|
|When the Seattle Seahawks convene for mandatory minicamp next week, the team doesn't expect star running back Marshawn Lynch to be there, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking. Lynch reportedly hasn't appeared at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) thus far, is thought to be unhappy with his contract, though it's not clear if that is the only football-related reason the running back is considering skipping or reporting late to minicamp. (Yahoo Sports)|
FF Today's Take: Lynch is set to earn $5 million this season and $5.5 million in 2015. He's skipped voluntary workouts before but has never missed a mandatory session in his career. It's hard to comment on this topic until we understand Lynch's reasoning, but he's not likely to get a renegotiated deal considering the league-wide decline in running back salaries. Perhaps he's miffed at the prospect of Christine Michael eating into his workload.
|SEA to use running back by committee in 2014 -- Wed Jun 4 11:00 pm --|
OC has high praise for Christine Michael
|Bevell had high praise for the play so far of Christine Michael saying “we are really excited right now, what he’s done” and noted that Michael has improved particularly at “the details” of the position. Bevell also said that Michael could have a greater role this season and that could lead to having more of a “running back by committee” approach in 2014. (Seattle Times)|
FF Today's Take: Speaking at an event Wednesday night, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell dropped the RBBC term on a select group of fans. If this statement holds true, it will have a significant impact on Marshawn Lynch's fantasy stock. Lynch has been a workhorse for the Seahawks the last three seasons, averaging 300 carries and 11 touchdowns during that span. Michael is a must-handcuff for any Lynch owner.