Pro Football Talk reports that Marshawn Lynch appears to have gotten at least a little something from the Seahawks to end his week-long holdout.
While Lynch didn’t get a new contract, he did get some money guaranteed for the 2014 season that was otherwise not guaranteed.
Specifically, the team turned $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses and incentives into guaranteed money, increasing his base salary for the 2014 season from $5 million to $6 million.
It also took $500,000 he had been guaranteed in 2015 and, as PFT says, giving it to him now.
So, Lynch essentially got $1.5 million to end his holdout, plus an apparent assurance that the team won’t waive fines that were approaching almost half-a-million.
So it appears Lynch got the “small token of appreciation” that former Seahawk-turned-announcer Jordan Babineaux had said he wanted, while the Seahawks can say they gave Lynch no “new” money, just assured he will get some of the money that was in his contract but not guaranteed. Sort of a win-win for both.