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Lynch is expected to make $7 million in 2015. But he's been trying to get a long-term deal and is now contemplating retirement. On Thursday, general manager John Schneider said he wouldn't be "shocked" if Lynch did retire. Lynch has been Seattle's offensive workhorse over the past five years. With the 28-year-old running back, the Seahawks have won back-to-back NFC championships and the Super Bowl following the 2013 season.
Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He has also donned hats with logos of his own apparel line, which are not sponsored by the NFL. While Goodell did not comment about what the possible penalty might be, he made clear that Lynch had an obligation to do the interviews.
The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over Green Bay. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine has not been publicly announced. Most recently, Lynch was fined $11,000 for an inappopriate gesture in Seattle's win over Arizona on Dec. 21.
There are question marks regarding Lynch's future, though he proved this year he could still go into "Beast Mode", running for 1,306 yards and a career-high 13 TDs.
Lynch was in Beast Mode and he should be in 'Feast Mode' next week at home against the Rams in a revenge game as the Seahawks look to seize the No. 1 seed.
Lynch has 10 rushing TDs, all of which have come at home. If you have other solid options, it wouldn't be crazy to sit Lynch in a tough Week 16 matchup at Arizona.
It was a pretty good day for Lynch, who hauled in his fourth TD reception. He's second in the league with 13 total TDs.
It was his third 100-yard effort in four games, but he's gone three games without a touchdown after scoring six in his previous two.
Lynch, who had run for 264 yards and four scores over his previous two games, isn't in danger of missing Thursday's matchup with San Francisco.
League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine Wednesday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks' standout. Along with the $50,000 for violating the NFL Media Policy this year, the league is collecting the $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations last season. The fine from 2013 was held in anticipation of future cooperation from Lynch.