Seattle Seahawks running back
Lynch, 28, who is set to make up to $5.5 million this season with the Seahawks including roster bonuses, was looking for a new contract with the Super Bowl champions. The organization didn't think that was the way to go, and Lynch's holdout could cost him up to $495,000 in fines, according to the Associated Press.
"It's a contract for a reason," Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll told USA Today earlier this week. "We made a decision and it was signed, by us and by them. We expect them to honor their contract just as we will. We're going to honor it and we expect them to do the same.
"Beast Mode" is under contract through the 2015 season and is scheduled to earn up to $7.5 million in the final year of his contact.
In his absence, running backs