Seattle Seahawks starting tailback Marshawn Lynch on Tuesday reported for the first day of mandatory minicamp despite reports he was unhappy with his contract and was considering staying away.
Multiple reports confirmed that Lynch had arrived at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center before noon.
Earlier reports suggested that Lynch would retire if a new contract was not worked out. He was the fifth-highest paid running back in the league last year. Lynch sat out practices earlier this offseason as well as skipping the Seahawks' trip to the White House where the Super Bowl champs were honored by President Barack Obama.
Lynch has led the league with 1,002 regular-season and playoff carries during the past three years. He compiled 4,517 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns and last year was instrumental in leading the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl title.
He has two years left on his contract that pays him a base salary this year of $5 million plus bonuses. His 2015 salary could be as high as $15 million.