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Running Back Marshawn Lynch finally showed up to Seattle Seahawks training camp on Thursday, eight days late.
Lynch would have faced a total of $500,000 in fines, according to CBS Sports. Despite reports of Lynch having to pay off his fines, the Seahawks have actually ended up giving Lynch concessions. The team is giving Lynch $1.5 million more than the original salary in his previous contract.
Under the previous terms, he was due a $5 million base salary. Now, he is going to receive a $6 million base salary. When you add in the roster bonuses, his total base salary this season will be $6.5 million, reports NBC Sports.
The Seahawks are preparing to defend their Super Bowl championship this fall. They open the season at home on Sept. 4 against the Packers. Having Lynch ready to go is essential to the organization's success.
Marshawn Lynch will not receive new deal and added money he sought but Seattle expected to add some financial concessions to his contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 31, 2014