Seahawks give Marshawn Lynch a raise in salary
Lynch ended his holdout and reported to training camp for the first time on Thursday, but he ended up getting something out of his absence.
Smith has more of the details on how Lynch's contract was altered:
Under Lynch’s previous contract, he was due to make a $5 million base salary this year, plus $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses, and he could have earned another $500,000 in incentives if he had rushed for 1,500 yards. Now Lynch gets a base salary of $6 million (meaning the Seahawks effectively guaranteed the $1 million he previously would have had to earn), plus they’re taking $500,000 that he had been scheduled to get paid in 2015 and giving it to him now instead. In all, Lynch will make $6.5 million this year.
ESPN.com's Adam Schefter had reported earlier that Lynch would not receive a new contract. But he said the the Seahawks were "expected to add some financial concessions to his contract." Lynch and the Seahawks agreed to his previous contract in 2012.
Led by Lynch (1,257 yards), the Super-Bowl champion Seahawks had the fourth-most rushing yards in the NFL last season.