Contrary to published reports predicting that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wouldn't show up for a mandatory minicamp, the star runner was in attendance today.
“We expected him to be here and he’s here,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "“I’ve talked to him a number of times and everybody at some time or another has been in contact with him. He’s made it very easy on us to do that. We have a great relationship, he’s got a great relationship with our club and his teammates and our coaches and all that. We have rested him a lot in the offseason. He takes a big pounding during the year.
"It takes him a long time to get his body back to where he doesn’t feel the rigors of the season that’s passed. In this case, it’s unique, but he’s a unique player and he has a unique role on our football team. So, we have to do what we have to do to take care of him. You won’t see him get the ball a lot in preseason, we’ll work all the way toward that opening day, see if we can get him right for then and that’s what’s most important."
Lynch is supposedly dissatisfied with his contract.
“There’s nothing in our conversations about the business side of it that we’ll talk about,” Carroll said. “There’s no reason to.”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun