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Seahawk Lynch ends holdout

Running-back Marshawn Lynch has belatedly reported to training camp with the Seattle Seahawks after a seven-day holdout.

Lynch missed six training sessions with his team-mates, who will start the defence of their Super Bowl title next month.

The veteran rusher is looking for an improved contract after playing a massive part in their success last season - he ran 301 times for 1,257 yards and 12 touchdowns last season and added two more receiving scores.

Seahawks officials have said they do not plan to diverge from their financial plan to appease Lynch, although they could agree to waive the $495,000 in fines he has amassed for missing the first week of training camp.

He is entering the third year of a four-year contract worth up to $31m.

Lynch will have to undergo a physical before returning to practice with the team.