Ex-teammate: Lynch seeking 'small token' from Seahawks

Ex-teammate: Lynch seeking 'small token' from Seahawks
June 14, 2014, 12:00 pm
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The bottom line is, it is about the money.
Jordan Babineaux on Marshawn Lynch

With two seasons left on a four-year contract worth up to $30 million, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is considering retirement. 

Former teammate Jordan Babineaux, after speaking with Lynch on Thursday, revealed on Friday that Seattle's four-time Pro Bowler is after more money.

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"I don't see Marshawn walking away just yet," Babineaux said on the NFL Network on Friday morning. "He's working on his training. He's doing the normal things that he always does. ... The bottom line is, it is about the money. When a guy starts producing the way Marshawn has been producing, he wants to be paid."

Lynch is looking "for a small token of appreciation," Babineaux separately told a local radio station.

The star running back is considering skipping minicamp to show his commitment. 

Lynch is scheduled to make $5 million in base salary this season with $5.5 million due in 2015. 

In terms of average annual salary, Lynch ranks fifth in the NFL -- according to OvertheCap.com -- behind Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster and Matt Forte.

The 28-year old has enjoyed three consecutive seasons with over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns since he was acquired by Seattle from the Buffalo Bills during the 2010 season.


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