Gailey was concise: “No.”
More recently, Gailey discussed Lynch’s ongoing absence from on-field offseason workouts in an appearance with our friends at the Shredd and Ragan Show on 103.3 The Edge in Buffalo.
“I don’t know,” Gailey said Friday, via Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com, as to whether Lynch will be practicing with the team. “I have not talked to Marshawn. You’ll
probably have to ask him. Somebody told me he was in town for a couple
of days and then I heard he left town. So I don’t know. You’d have to
ask him about that.”
Brown points out that the team confirmed Friday that Lynch was at the team’s facility on Wednesday and Thursday, and that Lynch worked out in the team’s weight room.
Lynch, the 12th overall pick in the 2007 draft, has been linked to trade rumors since the team selected C.J. Spiller with the ninth pick in April. Lynch said two weeks ago that he’d be showing up to participate in offseason practices, and he vowed a return to “beast mode” in 2010.
For now, Lynch hasn’t shown up for practice, he’s third on the depth chart behind Spiller and Fred Jackson, and Lynch ultimately could be traded.
Surely, his decision to stay away is aimed in large part at making that happen.