Marshawn Lynch held his charity golf tournament today, and in the process gave a brief interview to the NFL Network about his plans for training camp.
When asked if he’s excited to get to Seattle’s training camp, Lynch replied: “We’ll talk about that when that time comes, boss.”
You can watch the interaction below:
— NFL (@nfl) June 24, 2014
For what it’s worth, those are the first on-the-record comments Lynch has made since it was reported he was considering sitting out mini-camp in an effort to get some more money out of the Seahawks.
He reported to mini-camp, but that doesn’t rule out a holdout for training camp, which is possible since it’s known he’d still like the Seahawks to do something to buff up a contract that has two years remaining, in which he is due to make $5 million in 2014 and $5.5 million in 2015. Several close to Lynch have now said that what Lynch wants is some more up front money in case the Seahawks cut him after the 2014 season, as many speculate the team is likely to consider.
It’s probably dangerous to read too much into the idea that Lynch didn’t take the chance with this interview with the NFL’s own network to quell all the rumors. He certainly could have by saying he’d report and that all of this was much ado about nothing.
But then, this could also just be Lynch not wanting to talk to the media — we all know how much he likes doing that — or simply not wanting to say anything to take attention away from his charity event.
So for now, it’s probably best to consider this a typically entertaining Lynch response and nothing much more than that.