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Report: Marshawn Lynch ending holdout

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It looks like Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has decided not to be all about that holdout, boss.

Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that Lynch is expected to end his holdout in the next 24 hours and report to work with the Seahawks.

Per the report, Lynch will not be receiving a new deal from the Seahawks to replace the two years he has left on his current pact or any added money. He will be receiving “financial concessions” on his current deal, however. Those concessions are not spelled out, but could involve the Seahawks waiving the nearly $500,000 in fines that Lynch has accrued during his absence from the team.

Lynch’s return should allow the Seahawks to return to business as usual on offense, although there’s a chance that Christine Michael will see more time in the backfield this season as Seattle begins to plan for a future without Beast Mode.

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73 Responses to “Report: Marshawn Lynch ending holdout”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Jul 31, 2014 3:41 PM

    $500,000 buys a lot of skittles.

  2. jjb0811 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:42 PM

    Hold out & lose money or report? Thats why A Johnson & Lynch went back to their teams; why forfeit money? Didn’t do MJD any good a few years back & it’ll stay that way for the foreseeable future.

  3. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    We love ya!!

    Welcome Back BEASTMODE!!!

    #GOHAWKS!!!!

  4. chawkup says: Jul 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    Welcome back BeastMode!

  5. drfeelyouup says: Jul 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    dat boy good

  6. Heretopissuoff says: Jul 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    Lost 500k he should of knew Seattle don’t play that (full in the blank)
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  7. t8ertot says: Jul 31, 2014 3:43 PM

    Can I have some of that fine money for coming to my job?

  8. dedicatedhawkfan says: Jul 31, 2014 3:44 PM

    It’s all ’bout the team, Boss!

  9. samphilvista82 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:45 PM

    I fought the Hawks and the
    Hawks won.

    I fought the Hawks and the
    Hawks won.

  10. seatownballers says: Jul 31, 2014 3:45 PM

    He was filming a movie. Now he can concentrate on football. We’re gonna need him with our schedule

  11. 12thman84 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:45 PM

    Any other questions on how to run a Championship team?

    Go Hawks!

  12. manwhorzzz says: Jul 31, 2014 3:46 PM

    hawks should pay this guy a little something extra…. for the effort. No question he is the centerpiece of the offense. If percy and sherm are making more than beast id be pissed too. Trouble is gonna come when they have to pay Russell next year though!

  13. seabrawk12 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:47 PM

    Back to that action boss. Go HAWKS!

  14. macdaddyspeed says: Jul 31, 2014 3:48 PM

    You have seen The Rise. You have witnessed The Dawn. Now live in the glory of the Planet Of The Seahawks Empire!

  15. garyridgway says: Jul 31, 2014 3:48 PM

    BEAST MODE!!!!!!!!!!!

    Welcome back.

  16. nicofthenorthstar says: Jul 31, 2014 3:48 PM

    Way to take a stand, Skittles!

  17. slugbaitspace says: Jul 31, 2014 3:49 PM

    I can’t wait to hear the reasons given for reporting to camp when Lynch meets with the media.

    Oh, wait…

  18. msc4realeagles says: Jul 31, 2014 3:49 PM

    Lynch: I’m losing how much per day?

    Agent: $30,000

    Lynch: Per DAY? Oh yeah that’s right I forgot. Call them and tell them I’ll be there tomorrow.

  19. nosleeptilsb says: Jul 31, 2014 3:50 PM

    John and Pete, doing it like a Boss.

  20. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 31, 2014 3:50 PM

    Alright, Beast Mode!

    Do what you do during the season and they’ll extend you next year on a short and sweet deal.

    Lynch is tough as nails and can probably play longer than most folks would guess. He can have a huge year, get the incentives, and either retire or get extended.

    Go Hawks!

  21. arrowtoyourknee says: Jul 31, 2014 3:52 PM

    Lynch: I Want more!!!
    Seahawks: Meh.
    Lynch: Please..?
    Seahawks: Meh…
    Lynch: Oh yeah? I’m gonna hold out then!
    Seahawks: Okay. Hey Turbin, Michael, want more reps to help boost those stats this year?
    Lynch: Okay… I’ll see you guys Monday.

  22. vegaskid21 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:52 PM

    Lynch: I Raise

    Seahawks: CALL

    Lynch:……………..Fold

    Well done Seahawks management

  23. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 31, 2014 3:53 PM

    Yeah I have a question, what do you do if Turbin and Michael get hurt in the preseason and then just before the first game Lynch says he’s going to hold out, do you give him a pay raise and if so how much, if not, what do you do at RB, trade Lynch for material or another player, or pick up players off the wire?

  24. goldrush36 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:54 PM

    Now for all the flip flopping.. From over the hill, overpaid, and expendable to the return of god… Aren’t ya’ll precious

  25. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Jul 31, 2014 3:54 PM

    They offered him more juice.

  26. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 31, 2014 3:56 PM

    Just trying to get out of the hard part of training camp and now will come back for the preseason games, no dedication.

  27. truninerfan49 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:56 PM

    I think you should continue your holdout Mr. Lynch

    signed,
    49er fans

  28. kylexitron says: Jul 31, 2014 3:57 PM

    rest of the NFC west just collectively let out a disappointed sigh.

  29. td30 says: Jul 31, 2014 3:59 PM

    picturing lynch walking onto the practice field charlie brown style

  30. cueghost says: Jul 31, 2014 3:59 PM

    I wonder if we’ll still see beast mode… could be that he only goes about 80% as he clearly has been disrespected here.

  31. rbirving says: Jul 31, 2014 4:00 PM

    show up.
    day 2, pull up lame.. ‘my hammy hurts’.
    sit out weeks waiting for that hammy to heal…..

  32. shatho1 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:01 PM

    @mcdaddyspeed- the so called empire was just a fluke enjoy it while it lasts because they’re going nowhere this year the cardinals will take their spot this year lol

  33. rbirving says: Jul 31, 2014 4:01 PM

    an unhappy player in the locker room is not conducive to good team chemistry.

  34. 12hawksfan1976 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:03 PM

    Sorry, Haters. But it sure was fun while it lasted.

  35. boogerhut says: Jul 31, 2014 4:06 PM

    Good. Sherman will hold out next since he isn’t the highest paid but IS #1 on Madden. (and his own mind)

  36. kobebetterthanjordan says: Jul 31, 2014 4:07 PM

    Shehawk fans are so funny …. Lol …. Read the above posts they’ve won ONE Super Bowl and all of the sudden we are witnessing the “rise” and “dawn” of the Shehawk empire, WOW …. How’d that Ravens empire work out or that Packer Empire a few years back. Each season crowns a new champion.
    GO NONERS

  37. decon49 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:08 PM

    But you guys said Micheal would pick up where lynch left off and he was on the decline when he was holding out.

  38. crystalcoastraider says: Jul 31, 2014 4:10 PM

    Seahawk fans..12th man? That’s hilarious. If they didn’t have a stadium that was built for that, they’d be dust in the wind…

  39. bert1913 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:14 PM

    I’m glad the seahawks sent a strong message

  40. FinFan68 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:15 PM

    they shouldn’t waive the fines

  41. 49erdynasty says: Jul 31, 2014 4:15 PM

    Do you blame him for holding out? He was able to spend more time enjoying that wonderful California Summer as opposed to the misery of Seattle.

  42. numba1wiscosportsfan says: Jul 31, 2014 4:19 PM

    No backbone!

  43. goninjagoninjagogo says: Jul 31, 2014 4:20 PM

    Contract Mode Re-Activate

  44. dstep24 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:21 PM

    Poor Niners. Can’t catch a break.

  45. ariani1985 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:22 PM

    And nothing of value will be gained!

  46. number1hawkfan says: Jul 31, 2014 4:22 PM

    The hawk haters are hilarious. “Once you pay Russell your going to suck”. ” Sherman’s gonna holdout next” “lynch is gong to disrupt your chemistry”. “The new rules are going to stop our defenses dominance” All hypotheticals with the hope of coming true. All excuses that haven’t even happened yet. Let’s talk about what actually is truth. This team is full of studs and is the Super Bowl champ. Until proven otherwise they’re the best team in football. Everyone who watches this team says damn, these guys are bigger, faster and better than their opponent. That’s the truth.

  47. bullcharger says: Jul 31, 2014 4:23 PM

    8 year career…. That’s pretty impressive. He might start to slow down now though. He has a great chance to be in the top 20 running backs of all time in terms of yardage when his career is done.

  48. uglydingo says: Jul 31, 2014 4:25 PM

    Interested to hear if they negotiated a larger portion of the contract to be guaranteed. That was probably the goal.

  49. nmccarty82 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:25 PM

    kobebetterthanjordan

    Ravens won then lost everyone right after, damn near had to rebuild.

    Green Bay won then they all got hurt early the following season. All those big names on D dont mean anything if you cant play together.

    Seahawks have almost everyone back on the field for them, the youngest team to ever win a Super Bowl. We will be back.

    Niners can eat it!

  50. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 31, 2014 4:26 PM

    Lots of butt hurt fans of other teams.

    Let’s see if we got this straight.

    Lynch was the WHOLE TEAM and WE ARE DOOMED WITHOUT HIM.

    Now, it doesn’t matter that he’s back because Hawks have only won one SB – the only one that matters since it’s the CURRENT ONE – and they will fall to below .500 this year.

    I understand that those on here from the NFC West – outside of Hawks fans – have never seen their team win a SB, but hang in there; even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.

  51. kehav1 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:27 PM

    if lynch had any leverage to begin with…now its all lost….lol..

  52. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 31, 2014 4:28 PM

    “could be that he only goes about 80% as he clearly has been disrespected here.”

    Beast Mode at 80% still equals around 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns.

    crystalcoastraider, the old Kingdome was one of the loudest venues in it’s time too. Oh, and just for the record, the Seahawks are NOT the only team in the NFL call their fans the 12th man.

  53. codythao35 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:29 PM

    Some body in WI are unhappy bc they’ll get run over by this dude in week 1 of regular season. Cheese heads wanted this guy to hold out beyond week 1. Oh wait, his is already week 2 of regular season the the yellow heads have won game 1 in Seattle. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. dalcow4 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:30 PM

    While I’m all for players holding out for more ca$h, running backs are one category where it just doesn’t work these days. Team replace RBs like cokes in a coke machine.

  55. coolherc says: Jul 31, 2014 4:31 PM

    ^The Kingdome was essentially just as loud, but thanks for playing.

  56. ayyyjayyy says: Jul 31, 2014 4:31 PM

    decon49 says:
    Jul 31, 2014 4:08 PM
    But you guys said Micheal would pick up where lynch left off and he was on the decline when he was holding out.

    ————–

    What did you expect from this fanbase?

  57. billsbackto81 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:32 PM

    12thman84 says:
    Jul 31, 2014 3:45 PM
    Any other questions on how to run a Championship team?

    Go Hawks!

    Just one. Is it one Adderall pill every 4 hours or every 8 hours?

  58. ayyyjayyy says: Jul 31, 2014 4:33 PM

    Beast-Moded

  59. ayyyjayyy says: Jul 31, 2014 4:35 PM

    billsbackto81 says:
    Jul 31, 2014 4:32 PM
    12thman84 says:
    Jul 31, 2014 3:45 PM
    Any other questions on how to run a Championship team?

    Go Hawks!

    Just one. Is it one Adderall pill every 4 hours or every 8 hours?

    ——————

    That’s a good one billsbackto81.

  60. ayyyjayyy says: Jul 31, 2014 4:43 PM

    Seasterisks fans during Lynch’s hold-out: “Well, eff him, he’s slowing down anyway. Plus we got Christina”

    Seasterisks fans upon hearing the end of the hold-out: “Hell yeah. Welcome back Beast. We can proceed now with the Dynasty thing!”

  61. blkandgld4eva says: Jul 31, 2014 4:46 PM

    And my FF keeper league team breathes a sigh of relief.

  62. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Jul 31, 2014 4:47 PM

    Glad he’s coming back. I want to see the Niners beat the Seahawks 3 times with Lynch in the lineup this year. No excuses.

  63. sweetnlow44 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:48 PM

    Smart move, Lynch. Look at all the haters squirm! Does that mean we’re back in as favorites to repeat? Because according to all the knowledgable and brilliant fans of opposing teams, Lynch was 99% of our offense and the Seahawks are a sub .500 team without him.

  64. bunjy96 says: Jul 31, 2014 4:52 PM

    When owners stop giving in to the players, by not collecting the fines, this garbage will stop.

    Lynch, knew like everyone else who pulled this stunt, that the owners do not give in.

    Name 3 players who pulled this crap and was awarded new contract or monies.

    I can’t think of even one

  65. weepingjebus says: Jul 31, 2014 4:54 PM

    This is why I think the true test of a team isn’t just winning the Super Bowl, it’s holding everyone together for another run the next year. Someone wins it every year, but you can count the number of true dynasty teams on one hand. The Seahawks still have work to do.

  66. midamerica12thman says: Jul 31, 2014 5:23 PM

    In other news, Beast Mode announces the firing of whichever brainless advisor whose idea this was…..

  67. csbanter says: Jul 31, 2014 5:37 PM

    This is why the NFL is far superior than NBA. Players don’t run the league.

  68. mediasloppy says: Jul 31, 2014 5:43 PM

    Now that he’s back to camp people talk about Beastmode, when just yesterday he was an over the hill RB…

  69. crackerjackisracist says: Jul 31, 2014 6:28 PM

    I hope they overpay for him, and then he holds out again

  70. mikekowa says: Jul 31, 2014 6:55 PM

    Emmitt Smith held out for the first two games in one of Dallas’ championship years. They started 0-2 and then finally paid him (more than Barry Sanders). That season, the Cowboys became the only team to start 0-2 and win the Super Bowl

  71. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 31, 2014 8:20 PM

    Congrats to the 10 people that got my previous point above now that THEIR team just proved the point I was trying to make by CAVING IN and PAYING UP!! ;)

  72. sayly75 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:51 AM

    that wasnt a hold out, that was just extra time off for being Beast Mode.

  73. macdaddyspeed says: Aug 1, 2014 10:53 AM

    @shatho1 – you could be right. I would not be surprised if AZ has a great season. NFC West is going to be fun. Bring it!!!

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