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Lynch absent from workouts
Posted Mar. 31 at 09:28 PM
Buffalo's offseason workouts started this week, and although they're called "voluntary," most of the current roster was in attendance. It's a new coaching staff, and there are lots of jobs up for grabs. For that reason, Marshawn Lynch's absence was noteworthy.
"I have not talked to him," head coach Chan Gailey told The Buffalo News. Asked if Lynch was planning to come in, Gailey said, "I don’t know anything about that."
Lynch, who was suspended at the start of the season a year ago, played himself out of the starting job under the previous regime. Fred Jackson was the starter down the stretch and is expected to be the No. 1 again this season.
It's not only that Lynch was outplayed by Jackson; the team might also be tired of his off-field transgressions. His name has been rumored in trade talks with teams in need of a running back; San Diego might be a nice fit. Still, a strong preseason could have endeared him to the new staff and maybe enabled him to reclaim the starting role in Buffalo.
It's early, but it doesn't look as if Lynch is committed to making that happen.
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