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Donte Whitner: Lynch is at Bills facility

Bills running back Marshawn Lynch, unsurprisingly, did not practice with the team again on Friday.

Safety Donte Whitner, however, informed the Associated Press that Lynch is at Buffalo’s Orchard Park facility, and was “lifting weights in the training room” on Wednesday and Thursday.

So why, then, is Lynch not practicing?

Have the Bills told him to stay off the practice field?

Is Lynch’s participation in weight room workouts, but absence from practice an attempt to capture other teams’ appeal by showing good work ethic?

Does he want to avoid the presumably greater risk of injury that practicing would entail?

No matter the reasoning, we can’t help but think that an obviously disgruntled Lynch’s presence at the Bills’ facility is a negative for team morale. And carries with it the potential for major distraction, if not explosion, for a team with little hope of seriously competing in 2010.