Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider said veteran running back Marshawn Lynch "made a decision not to be here" as training camp began Friday.

And while he said he would not talk specifics about Lynch's issues with his contract, Schneider's comments seemed to confirm what has been reported -- that the team isn't interested in giving Lynch a new deal.

Schneider noted the team has had a financial plan in place "for several years" and that it was "just two years ago Marshawn was one of our first guys we were able to reward in terms of this plan going forward."

Asked if he would be comfortable going into the season with Robert Turbin and Christine Michael at running back, Schneider said: "Obviously Marshawn Lynch is a heck of a running back. But I think that the players and teammates think that they are comfortable with the next player."

Lynch, a former Cal star, signed a four-year, $31 million deal in 2012 but faces fines of $30,000 for each day of camp he misses.

Cowboys: A judge in Decatur, Alabama, convicted Rolando McClain of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct in his hometown and imposed an 18-day jail term. It was a nonjury trial resulting from a 2013 incident. McClain won't have to report to jail until after an appeal is complete. His defense attorney said McClain would head to training camp in Oxnard. He was a 2010 first-round draft pick by the Raiders but hasn't played since 2012.


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Patriots: Oft-injured tight end Rob Gronkowski is practicing at camp but not ready for full activity as he continues his recovery from knee surgery. He's not even sure he'll play Sept. 7 at Miami. "I really can't say anything from here on out because it's far away," he said.

  • A judge in Fall River, Massachusetts, rejected a motion to dismiss charges against Aaron Hernandez stemming from the 2013 slaying of a man whose body was found near Hernandez's home. Lawyers for the former tight end argued prosecutors hadn't shown probable cause to sustain the murder charge in the death of Odin Lloyd. Hernandez is being held without bail, and his trial is set to start Jan. 9. He's also charged with killing two men in Boston in 2012.

    Rams: St. Louis has no restrictions in camp for quarterback Sam Bradford, coming off a season-ending knee injury in November. "My knee really feels good," he said.

    Texans: Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson reported to camp after skipping offseason workouts and a mandatory minicamp. He wouldn't divulge what was said to get him to return to the team. But he said he plans to finish his career with Houston.

    Browns: Embattled wide receiver Josh Gordon reported to camp and passed his conditioning test as he awaits an Aug. 1 appeal hearing with the NFL on a possible suspension.

    Saints: Safety Jairus Byrd, who signed a six-year, $56 million free-agent contract in March, was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list after offseason back surgery.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.