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Sources: Seahawks anticipate minicamp no-show from Marshawn Lynch

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When the Seattle Seahawks convene for mandatory minicamp next week, the team doesn't expect star running back Marshawn Lynch to be there, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking.

Lynch, who skipped the team's visit to the White House in May, and reportedly hasn't appeared at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) thus far, is thought to be unhappy with his contract, though it's not clear if that is the only football-related reason the running back is considering skipping or reporting late to minicamp.

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Marshawn Lynch scored a career-high 14 TDs last season for Seattle. (USA TODAY Sports)

Marshawn Lynch scored a career-high 14 TDs last season for Seattle. (USA TODAY Sports)

Entering the third year of a four-year deal the running back signed with the Seahawks in 2012, Lynch is set to earn a base salary of $5 million this year and $5.5 million next.

Lynch skipping OTAs wasn't a surprise, as the running back missed some offseason sessions last year, but this would be the first time Lynch has skipped a mandatory minicamp since entering the league as the 12th overall pick of the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 draft.

Under the new CBA, if Lynch skips all three days of minicamp, he could be subject to a $69,455 fine.

Lynch, widely considered as one of the elite running backs in the league, finished the 2013 season with 1,257 yards (his third straight 1,000-yard season and second highest season total) and 14 total touchdowns (a career high) as the Seahawks marched to a Super Bowl victory over the Denver Broncos.

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