Lynch Ends Holdout – NFL Roundup
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch has ended his holdout.
The running back arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. The team confirmed Lynch had reported for camp, ending a holdout that spanned a week.
Lynch is scheduled to make up to $5.5 million this season in base pay and roster bonuses.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore running back Ray Rice says his actions against his then-fiancee were "totally inexcusable" and insists he had never been a part of any domestic violence incidents before.
He was arrested on assault charges following a Feb. 15 altercation in New Jersey in which he allegedly struck Janay Palmer. Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being dropped.
He received a two-game suspension from the NFL and a fine in excess of $500,000. He said he never intended to appeal the punishment.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander says he won't appeal his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He says he did it so there's nothing to appeal.
Alexander didn't want to discuss specifics of the suspension but says it has been an "eye-opening experience." He added he knows that one more slip up and he could be out of the league for a year.
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — The Colts have put starting left guard Donald Thomas on season-ending injured reserve with a torn right quad, the same diagnosis that ended his 2013 season after just two games. He was injured during a pile up in Wednesday's practice.
The move comes one day after running back Vick Ballard had season-ending surgery to fix a torn left Achilles' tendon.