As noted earlier, Marshawn Lynch showed up at Seahawks mandatory minicamp today. He did not participate in any drills. With his hood up, Lynch chatted and joked with various coaches and teammates while he snacked on the sidelines.
Pete Carroll said Lynch has a sore ankle and will not participate this week. When asked if that was a lingering injury, Carroll said no, and that Lynch just tweaked it. It was a very general answer.
Hes got a sore ankle, Carroll said. As always, right now, if there is any question at all, were going to opt to give guys more time. We want to make sure he goes into the last month feeling great.
We have rested him a lot in the offseason. He takes a big pounding. We really in this case its unique, but hes a unique player on our football team. Well do what we have to do to take care of him. You wont see him get the ball a lot in preseason. Well work all the way to opening day to have him right and ready to go. Thats most important.
Carroll also would not comment on whether Lynch has asked to have his contract reworked.
Theres nothing in our conversations the business side of it that well talk about, Carroll said. Theres no reason to. We havent talked about other guys in that regard, so were not doing that now.