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Lynch skipping Seahawks' OTAs

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Running back Marshawn Lynch was a no-show at Seattle Seahawks offseason team activities Monday.

Lynch set career highs with 1,590 rushing yards, 315 carries and a yards-per-carry average of 5.0 in 2012. He has 25 total touchdowns the past two seasons.

"This is voluntary," coach Pete Carroll said. "That's the rules and the guidelines. He came in 10 days ago and he's in very good shape. He's working an intense program in his area, and he is benefiting from it. We'd love to see everybody here."

Lynch's upcoming DUI trial on June 21 could be the next hurdle for the Pro Bowl back. That trial could be delayed or never occur. Lynch's legal team will appear in court, when a motion to dismiss the case is expected.

The Seahawks drafted running back Christine Michael in the second round, adding him to the backfield depth that includes Robert Turbin, a 2011 fourth-round pick. Lynch, 27, has missed five games the past three seasons.

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