More than a week has passed since Seahawks Marshawn Lynch ended his holdout by pumping up his guaranteed (as a practical matter) wages for 2014 by $1 million and securing a $500,000 advance against next year’s pay.
So far, Lynch seems to be making up for lost time.
“He’s getting a lot closer,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Sunday. “He had a very good practice today. We’re just trying to do it properly. I really liked the way he got after it today. He got stuff in all phases of the practice. Caught some balls well, blocked well, ran the ball real nice, so a really good first day. This is really, I think, the first week he has a chance to really compete and he brought a great attitude today.”
You may not see much, if any, of Lynch in the preseason though. “He doesn’t need a lot of carries, I know that,” Carroll said regarding Lynch, who had five carries in the 2013 preseason and five the preseason before that.