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Christine Michael on deck with Lynch holdout

Looks like Marshawn Lynch isn't about that training camp action, boss.

The enigmatic Seahawks running back says he is holding out of training camp until he gets a new deal, per Michael Robinson on NFL Networks' Inside Training Camp Live. This followed the summer's minicamp in which Lynch threatened to skip team activities before finally showing up -- perhaps in response to a slew of positive stories featuring Christine Michael.

A Beast Mode holdout now opens the door for Michael to step in as Seattle's go-to running back. The young runner from Texas A&M is certain to move up draft boards, but it's important to exercise caution. If Lynch goes the Jamaal Charles route and reports to camp quickly, Michael goes back to being a handcuff with minimal value. If this standoff drags on for a number of weeks, fantasy owners might want to start looking at Lynch's understudy as a legitimate fantasy option. After all, running backs who have held out in the past have a generally sketchy history.

Marcas Grant is a fantasy editor for NFL.com. Follow him on Twitter @MarcasG.

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