A running back's leverage is arguably never better than when he's on the younger side of 30 and coming off a thousand-yard season that led up to a Super Bowl victory.

And that's why Marshawn Lynch may be looking to squeeze more money out of the Seattle Seahawks even if he has completed just half of his four-year contract and stands to lose as much as $70,000 by going AWOL this week.

There is widespread speculation Lynch will be a no-show this week at minicamp, a boycott that would subject him to relatively small fines. Thursday was the final day of voluntary workouts that Lynch did not attend over the last three weeks.

Lynch, 28, is starting the third year of a four-year, $30 million deal that landed him $6 million up front and will pay $5 million this season. The base salary for the 2015 season would be a bit higher, but NFL players and their agents are notoriously suspicious when if comes to the so-called walk season because that's when it's more likely for a team to shed a big paycheck to deal with the salary cap.