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Lynch reportedly unhappy with contract, skipping Seahawks workouts

SEATTLE -- When the Seattle Seahawks conclude OTAs Thursday, Marshawn Lynch is expected to again be absent.

Lynch has skipped each of the previous eight OTA workouts, something regarded until now as business as usual for Lynch, who also missed OTAs last year.

But a report from Yahoo Sports on Wednesday night suggested that Lynch is unhappy with his contract, and may also skip the team's three-day minicamp, which runs Tuesday to Thursday.

The report said that the team does not expect Lynch to attend minicamp, citing "sources familiar with the team's thinking."

OTAs are voluntary and there is no punishment for not showing up. Some other Seahawks have also missed a day or two for various reasons.

But players can be fined for missing minicamp, and Yahoo Sports reported that if Lynch missed all three days, he could be subject to a fine of $69,455.

The report said that Lynch "is thought to be unhappy" with his contract, but said that it was unclear if that is the only football-related reason he may miss some or all of minicamp.

Lynch has two years left on a four-year contract he signed in March of 2012, and he is scheduled to make a base salary of $5 million in 2014 and $5.5 million in 2015.

His contract, worth up to $31 million overall and $18 million guaranteed, carries salary cap hits of $7 million in 2014 and $9 million in 2015.

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