Following up on the ongoing story
. ... If Lynch is looking at his holdout from a standpoint of financial losses, he might want to show up on Tuesday when the players return to the field after an off day Monday. Here are the actual dollars Lynch stands to lose if his holdout continues into the middle of this week: Lynch is incurring fines of $30,000 a day for each day he holds out. It’s up to the team’s discretion how they count those days, but camp officially started last Thursday. If the team counts the player’s off day Monday, Tuesday will be the sixth day of training camp.
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That's when it gets serious. Starting with the sixth day, a player is subject to losing 15 percent of his signing bonus. For Lynch, that’s $900,000. He was paid a $6 million bonus when he signed his four-year contract in 2012. For each day he continues to hold out going forward, he can lose another 1 percent of his signing bonus ($60,000) for up to 25 percent of the total bonus. So if Lynch held out an additional 10 days, starting with Day 6 of camp, he would forfeit $1.5 million of his signing bonus. Also, Lynch will lose one regular-season paycheck for each preseason game he misses -- not a preseason game check, a regular season check. For Lynch, that’s $312,500 lost for each preseason game he misses. If he holds out for all four preseason games, Lynch would lose $1.25 million in regular-season game checks. ... Anybody else starting to get the feeling we'll learn more about Lynch's resolve next month?