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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back | #24

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF
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In an interview set to air on Showtime Tuesday night, Marshawn Lynch confirmed he is retired.
"I'm retired," Lynch said. "Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I'm done." There had been speculation Lynch was considering a return, but this should finally put the issue to bed. Lynch finished his career with 9,112 rushing yards, the 36th-most in NFL history. Jun 6 - 12:21 PM

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ESPN's Sheil Kapadia does not believe Marshawn Lynch will return to the Seahawks even if he decides to unretire.

Speculation about Lynch deciding to unhang his cleats has picked up in the last couple weeks, but Kapadia does not think Seattle will welcome him back with open arms. Owed $9 million if he decides to play, Lynch will have to agree to a big pay cut to return. The Seahawks also spent three draft picks on running backs and have Thomas Rawls and Christine Michael returning after effective seasons. If Lynch does decide to come back, it will likely be for another team.
Source: ESPN
May 28 - 10:31 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says "retired" RB Marshawn Lynch hasn't contacted him about playing in 2016.

Lynch's "retirement" seems to be written more in air quotes every day, but for now, he's sitting out the 2016 season. Perhaps Lynch will try to parachute in on the year during training camp, avoiding the rigors some veterans come to detest.
May 26 - 5:18 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch "told two ex-teammates that he is still thinking about playing this upcoming season."

Richard Sherman said earlier this month he is not convinced Lynch is retired for good, and Michael Bennett said he thinks Lynch could "make an appearance later on." It is possible Sherman and Bennett are the two ex-teammates referenced in the report. For what it is worth, Lynch's agent maintains his client is not considering playing this season. One of the most interesting characters in the league over the last decade, it is far from surprising Lynch's retirement has turned into something of a circus.
May 26 - 8:48 AM

Richard Sherman isn't convinced Marshawn Lynch is retired for good.

Michael Bennett recently said he thinks Lynch could "make an appearance later on." "I don't put anything past him," added Sherman. "He's about as predictable as a pair of dice. ... You would hope that he comes back. In the back of your mind, you hope he comes back and plays another year." The Seahawks placed Lynch on the reserve/retired list on May 5. We don't expect him to play in 2016, but it's not out of the question he gets an "itch" closer to training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 1:35 PM

Ex-teammate Michael Bennett thinks Marshawn Lynch is retired "for right now."

"He might make an appearance later on, but I think he’s done for right now," Bennett said of Lynch. "I think he’s really focused on his community work. ... I want him to play again, but we’ll see." Lynch's retirement has been fittingly mysterious and kooky, but it indeed appears he won't be suiting up in 2016. Lynch turned 30 last month.
May 19 - 8:36 PM

Marshawn Lynch has yet to formally file his retirement papers.

The Seahawks placed Lynch on the reserve/retired list last week, but he's apparently never even informed the team of his official intentions. Everything, including Lynch's placement on the reserve/reserved list, is based on his tweet from early February. There doesn't seem to be any doubt that Lynch is actually walking away, but he's doing so in true screwball Lynch fashion.
May 12 - 10:16 PM

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been officially placed on the reserve/retired list.

For some reason there was drama about the fact that Lynch's status had yet to be officially updated, but he had made it abundantly clear he was walking away. Lynch turned 30 13 days ago.
May 5 - 4:12 PM

The Seahawks' official Twitter account confirmed Marshawn Lynch is retiring.

Lynch tweeted a "deuces" emoji and a picture of his green cleats hanging during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. The Seahawks' Twitter quoted the tweet and added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode. The timing and cryptic nature of the announcement are a fitting end to the spectacular career of one of the game's most enigmatic stars. Lynch finishes his career with 11,091 total yards and 83 TDs across 127 NFL games, and ranks 36th on the all-time rushing list. Though the stats are not overly impressive, Lynch was one of the most dominant backs in the game for the early part of this decade and made his mark with several memorable performances. Most iconic was his 67-yard touchdown run to clinch an upset Wild Card win against the Saints in 2011. Lynch was a First-Team All-Pro in 2012 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks in 2013. He amassed six 100-plus-yard rushing performances in the playoffs, third most all time behind Emmitt Smith (7) and Terrell Davis (7).
Feb 8 - 8:42 AM

A tweet from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday night indicated Lynch plans to retire.

Lynch's tweet -- accessible at the link below -- has a "deuces" sign with two fingers up and a picture of Marshawn's green cleats. The cleats are hanging; BeastMode seems poised to "hang 'em up" after nine NFL seasons.
Feb 7 - 9:54 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Marshawn Lynch has told "people close to him" he plans on retiring.

Lynch has reportedly told members of the Seahawks' organization that he plans on hanging it up. Lynch, who was on the fence about coming back last year, struggled through an injury-plagued season while being outplayed by rookie Thomas Rawls. If this is it for Beast Mode, he'll finish his career with 9,112 rushing yards across nine NFL seasons. That total ranks 36th all-time.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 7 - 10:53 AM

NFL Network's Michael Robinson said it's "fair to assume" that Marshawn Lynch won't be back with the Seahawks.

Robinson, of course, is the Seahawks' former fullback and Lynch's best friend. "I don’t think that’s a slight to Marshawn, just after a while, a back gets older, still wants more money," Robinson said. "A team has to be prepared to get younger at some point. And I think the injury didn’t help this year. The fact that he didn’t get the yards that he usually gets didn’t help this year. So we’ll see." Robinson also said he knows if Lynch will retire or not, but passed on spilling the beans. The Seahawks can save $6.5 million by releasing Beast Mode.
Source: 950 Seattle
Feb 5 - 10:00 AM

Marshawn Lynch could have to pay back $5 million of the signing bonus he received last season if he retires.

Lynch's deal included a $7.5 million signing bonus which was spread out over three years on the Seahawks' salary cap. If he retires, the Seahawks could ask him to pay back the $5 million remaining on the cap. The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta reports it is "not expected" the Seahawks would ask for the money back, however, and Lynch could simply wait for Seattle to cut him to avoid repaying the money. It remains likely Lynch has played his final down in Seattle, but he will likely get to keep the signing bonus.
Jan 26 - 12:17 PM

Marshawn Lynch's mother said she's unsure if her son will play another season.

Delisa Lynch tweeted on Saturday, "I have to admit I want to see my son play at least 1 more year but ... I do not know his plans so please wait for his decision and respect it!" This comes on the heels of a TMZ report that "Momma" Lynch said her son wasn't planning to retire. Regardless of whether Lynch plans to continue his career, it's unlikely he'll be back with Seattle unless he takes a significant pay cut. Thomas Rawls would take over as the starter in the likely event that Lynch retires or gets cut.
Jan 24 - 10:39 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider said he's "under the impression" that Marshawn Lynch is leaning toward retiring this offseason.

Lynch will turn 30 in April and simply broke down this season as the injuries finally started taking their toll on his body. He played in just seven regular-season games before returning for the Divisional Round loss to the Panthers. Lynch averaged 3.8 YPC on the year with one 100-yard game. Even if he doesn't retire, the Seahawks will undoubtedly release him due to his $11.5 million cap hit. Lynch has been pondering retirement for a couple years.
Jan 22 - 12:58 PM

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