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Marshawn Lynch missing as Super Bowl champ Seahawks begin training camp

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch smiles at a football minicamp practice that he watched from the sidelines in Renton, Wash. Lynch has been the workhorse Seattle has leaned on the past three seasons. He’s helped bring the team its first Super Bowl title and despite his quirks has wide-ranging respect in the locker room. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

FILE - In this June 17, 2014 file photo, Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch smiles at a football minicamp practice that he watched from the sidelines in Renton, Wash. Lynch has been the workhorse Seattle has leaned on the past three seasons. He’s helped bring the team its first Super Bowl title and despite his quirks has wide-ranging respect in the locker room. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)  (The Associated Press)

Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Friday he was disappointed Lynch was not present. Carroll reiterated the team wants Lynch there and still intends on him being an integral part of their plans for this season.

But the message was clear that Seattle put a plan in place before Lynch was signed to a four-year contract in 2012 and the Seahawks management is not inclined to stray from those plans.

Carroll said he's remained in communication with Lynch during the offseason. Lynch showed up for the mandatory minicamp in June to avoid a hefty fine, but now faces fines of $30,000 for each day of camp he misses.

In Lynch's place, Robert Turbin and Christine Michael took most of the reps at running back Friday.

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