Report: Marshawn Lynch expected to skip minicamp, wants new contract

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has skipped the team's voluntary OTAs, but reports suggest that he won't be at the team's mandatory minicamp next week either.

"It's very, very unlikely that Lynch will be there,'' said a source close to the situation (via ESPN's Terry Blount). "He wants the Seahawks to renegotiate his current contract and provide him with more up-front money."

Entering the third year of his four-year contract, Lynch is due base salaries of $5 and $5.5 million over the next two years and counts $7 and $9 million against the cap, respectively. Under his existing deal, however, Lynch would most likely be a cap casualty in 2015.

Going into the 2014 season, Lynch appears set for a lightened workload as the team works talented backup Christine Michael more into the mix.

With more carries than any other player in the past three seasons, Lynch has rushed for more than 1,200 yards and scored double-digit touchdowns in all three of those seasons. In addition to his 901 regular-season carries since 2011, Lynch also has 101 carries in the past two postseasons as well.

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