Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:29pm
Running back Marshawn Lynch is retired, unofficially. Officially, he’s still a member of the Seahawks’ roster.
The new league year has arrived without the Seahawks releasing Lynch or placing him on the reserve-retired list. It means that the Seahawks will carry Lynch and his $11.5 million cap number into the 2016 league year.
The story goes on to say it remains unclear why the Seahawks haven’t removed Lynch from the roster. One theory is that they’ll wait to do it until after June 1, so that he’ll count $2.5 million against the cap this year, and $2.5 million next year. Another theory is that Lynch is dragging his feet so that he’ll be cut — and so that if he decides to un-retire later he’ll do so as a free agent. Regardless, Lynch remains on the team, at least for now. And possibly for a while longer, the story added.
It takes a pretty big splash to make news in the middle of the Super Bowl, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch managed it. At 9:46 p.m., Eastern time, early in the fourth quarter of the game, Lynch posted a photograph of football shoes hanging from a telephone wire from his Twitter account. It was a subtle but clear message that he had chosen to end his football career at age 29.
Related players: Thomas Rawls
If Lynch does indeed hang 'em up, Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.
As unpredictable as some of these decisions can be for many players, it is even more so for the ultra-unpredictable Lynch. But as of now, despite the fact that his teammates still are attempting to change his mind, Lynch's plan is to walk away from the game, something that he has shared with some in the Seahawks' organization.
If Lynch hangs 'em up, Thomas Rawls is first in line for workhorse back duties given his performance in 2015. In the six games in which Rawls played and Lynch did not, the rookie averaged 20.5 touches for 120 yards and 0.84 touchdowns (on a stellar 5.6 YPC). That doesn't even include Week 3, when he turned 16 carries into 104 yards while Lynch was limited to five carries. A fractured ankle ended his season, but it didn't require surgery and he should be ready to for training camp. If he's fully healthy and Lynch is out of the way, Rawls' ADP should climb into the 3rd round.
Friday, January 15, 2016, 5:23pm
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (abdomen, probable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is probable for Week 19. Lynch says he’s “ready” for this weekend’s game against the Panthers. Lynch carried the ball 17 times for 54 yards and a TD in his Week 6 meeting with Carolina.
Thursday, January 14, 2016, 6:07pm
Over the past three games, Christine Michael has seen 13.0 carries for 64 yards with a total of two catches for 14 yards. Bryce Brown has averaged 8.7 carries for 24 yards and scored a touchdown. In fact, he saw seven red zone touches over that span compared to just three for Michael. Fred Jackson led the Seattle running backs with eight catches for 66 yards over the three game span.
Lynch has not played in a game since Nov. 15, and he underwent abdominal surgery Nov. 25. He had been rehabbing in San Francisco but rejoined the team for workouts and practices this week.
But following the team's final workout at its practice facility Friday, the Seahawks said, Lynch notified them that he could not play Sunday. He did not travel with the team to Minneapolis later in the day.
According to a source, Lynch did not suffer any kind of setback with his injury during Friday's practice.
Over the past three games, Michael has seen 13.0 carries for 64 yards with a total of two catches for 14 yards. Brown has averaged 8.7 carries for 24 yards and scored a touchdown. In fact, he saw seven red zone touches over that span compared to just three for Michael. Fred Jackson led the Seattle running backs with eight catches for 66 yards over the three game span.
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"He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He's in the program, going, working, and he's going to keep doing his workouts here with us today and tomorrow. And Wednesday, we're going to practice and see how he feels and how far he can take it. He's worked out in incredibly competitive situations. He, physically, should be ready to go, but now we've got to translate it into football and directly to us."
Is Beast Mode ready to return in Seattle?
Per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Marshawn Lynch could be returning to the Seahawks on Monday. Lynch has been working on a core muscle issue off site in San Francisco for the past month. He received surgery on Nov. 25 and has been largely underground ever since.
Per Rapoport, the only way Lynch would return to the Seahawks was if he was fully healthy. So Monday's development should mean that he's ready to roll.
Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:08pm
“I have an expectation of that,” Carroll said, via Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “Let me say I’m anticipating that.”
The running back has missed more than half the season dealing with an abdominal injury, among other nicks and bruises. He finally opted for surgery back in late November to fix the problem and is on his way back, provided things go according to plan.
Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm
The Seattle Seahawks will face a tough test when they travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in the teams' regular season finale next Sunday, and they may have to take on the 13-2 Cards without running back Marshawn Lynch, strong safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung.
All three missed Sunday's 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, and it's looking increasingly likely that all three may miss next week's game as well.
In his regular Monday appearance on the "Brock and Salk" show on 710 ESPN radio, head coach Pete Carroll told hosts Mike Salk and Brock Huard that Lynch's recovery from abdominal surgery remains a day-to-day proposition.
Carroll said Lynch was in Seattle over the weekend, but didn't elaborate on a Sunday report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who reported that Lynch was expected to return to Seattle sometime this week to continue rehabbing at the team's facility after working out with MMA trainer Tareq Azim, the story said. Azim told Rapoport he has provided the Seahawks with "regular updates on Lynch," whom he said is making strides toward returning after undergoing the first surgery of his career.
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