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Marshawn Lynch a no-show at Seahawks OTAs

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Count Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch among the group of players exercising their right to not attend voluntary offseason workouts across the league.

Lynch was the only healthy member of the Seahawks not to be in attendance for the team’s first OTA practice on Monday. Defensive end Chris Clemons and defensive tackle Greg Scruggs were also not on hand but both are recovering from ACL surgeries.

Lynch is instead electing to adhere to his own workout program. He made an appearance by the team’s facility within the past two weeks and head coach Pete Carroll said he’s in great shape.

“He’s working in a very intense program in his area and he’s benefiting from it,” Carroll said.

That being said, Carroll still wishes his Pro Bowl running back would choose to be in the building working out with the rest of the team.

“We miss him and we’d like him to be here. This is a lot of fun and there is a lot of good stuff happening here,” Carroll said. “…We’d love to see everyone here.”

Being fresh for the start of the season ultimately will be the biggest desire for Lynch and Carroll. Lynch has carried the ball 600 times over the last two seasons and takes a beating due to his physical running style. He’s dealt with back issues the last two years as well. If sticking to his own workout plan keeps him on the field in the fall, don’t expect Carroll to be complaining too much about Lynch missing some offseason work with the team.

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22 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch a no-show at Seahawks OTAs”
  1. jeremywflores says: May 21, 2013 11:06 PM

    He’s just avoiding the drug test.

    Now watch the Seahawks fans dance like puppets.

  2. themackstrong says: May 21, 2013 11:11 PM

    Lynch has worked hard the last few years. 2 years ago he showed up lighter than ever in his career and it showed because he had more burst and break away speed. I mean next month he clicks with the o-line which is basically the same as it has been the last 2 years. Turbin/Christine will take the reps which is far better for them than the All Pro.

  3. revhein says: May 21, 2013 11:12 PM

    NBD. Not like he doesn’t know the offence

  4. rpiotr01 says: May 21, 2013 11:17 PM

    Probably cleaning all the “Adderall” out of his system.

  5. olyhawk says: May 21, 2013 11:44 PM

    Marshawns just sitting back poppin skittles waiting to smash your DT in the mouth and drag him like a little girl. #BEASTMODE

  6. seatownballers says: May 22, 2013 12:09 AM

    This looks shady

  7. 49erdynasty says: May 22, 2013 12:12 AM

    I don’t blame him. Why spend 1 extra day in the rain that you don’t have to?

  8. Steven H. Todman, MD says: May 22, 2013 12:19 AM

    No worries, beast mode will be ready.

  9. khmerson562 says: May 22, 2013 12:25 AM

    Seattle PED

  10. pacificnw7722 says: May 22, 2013 1:02 AM

    “Lynch is instead electing to adhere to his own workout program.”

    No worries, he’ll come in Yoked and ready to rock.

    GO HAWKS!!

  11. sonoco says: May 22, 2013 1:43 AM

    It’s a smart move to avoid the peer pressure to use PED’s evident in that locker room.

  12. geicocaveman says: May 22, 2013 2:28 AM

    Another positive sign for the Seahawks

  13. Corey Jeppesen says: May 22, 2013 2:47 AM


  14. upstaterules says: May 22, 2013 6:34 AM

    He signed up for a Defensive Driving course and it conflicts.

  15. toonloonboon says: May 22, 2013 7:53 AM

    i heard hes competing in an inner beauty contest

  16. vikescry1 says: May 22, 2013 7:54 AM

    no p.e.d test’s when you work out by your self, i hear pete carroll put’s them in his skittle’s…

  17. bpeterson464 says: May 22, 2013 10:01 AM

    Well he never show up anyway, I don’t see why this is a big deal.

  18. mobuccsfan says: May 22, 2013 10:13 AM

    Was going to say what if that isn’t skittles but Adderall he is taking? Ha ha. Okay. I know Seattle fans are sick of it. Maybe they should quit doing PEDs and/or getting busted for them.

    I seriously thought the Skittles thing a few years back was really awesome and still hate the NFL for its ridiculous fines for things like uniform violations, celebrations etc. Relax a little. That was one of the bests. And being a Buccs fan, it was equally pleasing to watch him run over the Saints in the playoffs a few years back when everyone thought Seattle didn’t stand a chance. I loved that game and loved that run! Probably one of the top runs ever!

    I’d say his absence is much to do about nothing at this point.

  19. i, flounder says: May 22, 2013 12:15 PM

    this means you might as well reset that days without an arrest meter.

  20. anygivensundayfan says: May 22, 2013 2:55 PM

    Non issue. Anyone paying attention knows this how Beastmode usually rolls.

  21. djalakas25 says: May 22, 2013 3:01 PM

    Half of the people on this blog I’m shocked they know how to spell P.E.D. The seahawks deserve the crap that they are getting. Can you guys come up with some new material. I talk to Boston and New york fans saying what a bad coach Carrol is. One thing hes a good coach for the seahawks. I like them being talked about because they sre relevant

  22. tokyosandblaster says: May 23, 2013 1:39 AM

    The seahawks are a terrible football team. In every way.

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