As the Marshawn Lynch holdout lingers, his leverage spikes if/when any of the team’s alternatives at tailback gets injured.
If became when on Sunday, when second-year running back Christine Michael left practice with a shoulder injury.
“He just banged his shoulder a little bit,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters after practice. “They think he will be ready to go on Tuesday.”
The injury serves as a reminder that Plan B can quickly becomes Plan C and so on, unless and until Lynch returns to the fold. There’s been no progress along those lines, with Lynch wanting a new contract and the Seahawks refusing to rip up the last two seasons of a four-year, $30 million deal.