Marshawn Lynch at Seahawks minicamp, does not participate

Staff writerJune 17, 2014 

Seahawks Minicamp Football

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch walks off the field following a football minicamp practice that he watched from the sidelines Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Renton.

ELAINE THOMPSON — The Associated Press

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.

“He’s got a sore ankle,” Carroll said. “As always, right now, if there is any question at all, we’re 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 it’s unique, but he’s a unique player on our football team. We’ll 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 to opening day to have him right and ready to go. That’s most important.”

Carroll also would not comment on whether Lynch has asked to have his contract reworked.

“There’s nothing in our conversations — the business side of it — that we’ll talk about,” Carroll said. “There’s no reason to. We haven’t talked about other guys in that regard, so we’re not doing that now.”


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