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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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Speaking in a Tuesday radio interview, Marshawn Lynch's agent said the retired running back "does miss football."
Despite that admission, Lynch's agent claimed ignorance on his apparent comeback plans. "Well in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada," the rep said. "I’m due to see him this week. ... He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy that can shift by the hour." All reports have had Lynch angling for a shot with his hometown Raiders. The situation should come to a head sometime in the next few weeks, if not days. Mar 21 - 1:09 PM
Source: KNBR

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According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, it's "Raiders or bust" for Marshawn Lynch.

Lynch isn't willing to play for the Seahawks or anyone other than his hometown Raiders. Additionally, Lynch un-retiring is "realer than it's ever been," which lines up with what MMQB's Peter King reported on Monday. Expect this to get worked out before the draft so the Raiders know what they have. Right now, odds seem much better than 50-50 that Lynch will be a Raider.
Mar 20 - 11:00 AM

A source told MMQB's Peter King that Marshawn Lynch "really wants" to play for the Raiders.

"He also wants to do good things for his foundation in the area," the source said. "This is a great chance to accomplish both things." Lynch is from the Bay Area and has reportedly asked the Seahawks for his release so he can sign with his hometown Raiders. Per King, Lynch-to-Oakland is "real."
Source: MMQB
Mar 20 - 9:42 AM

ESPN's Sheil Kapadia believes the Seahawks may be forced to cut Marshawn Lynch if he decides to come out of retirement.

Lynch would be owed $9 million, a number which would take up a large chunk of Seattle's remaining $14.7 million cap space. The Seahawks could hold Lynch in an effort to extract a draft pick from the Raiders, but doing so would limit their flexibility in the second and third waves of free agency. If Lynch does come back, Kapadia believes the Seahawks will "most likely" release him.
Source: ESPN
Mar 18 - 11:31 AM

According to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post, Marshawn Lynch asked for his release Thursday in a meeting with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider.

Schultz added that Lynch has been wearing Raiders gear around his friends. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo confirmed that Lynch was at the Seahawks' facility on Thursday, though Garafolo called it "more of a personal visit than anything." Garafolo went on to say that Lynch is in a "holding pattern" and is still weighing his options. Lynch is an Oakland native and the Raiders need a running back. It doesn't look like this story is going away.
Mar 17 - 3:12 PM

According to ESPN's Sheil Kapadia, Marshawn Lynch is more likely to be released than traded if he comes out of retirement.

There's been talk of Lynch returning to play for his hometown Raiders, who are looking to replace lead back Latavius Murray. The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights, so he would have to be traded or released for that to happen. To pull off the trade, the Seahawks would have to convince Oakland to take on Lynch's $9 million salary, which seems unlikely. Per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Lynch is in shape but is still deciding whether to resume his playing career.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 1:32 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders are seriously considering luring Marshawn Lynch out of retirement.

Lynch comeback rumors have swirled since last summer, but this idea may have legs. An Oakland native, Lynch played college ball at Cal-Berkeley. And as ESPN's Chris Sprow noted on Twitter, Lynch is 13 months younger than Adrian Peterson and hasn't taken a hit in over a year. The Raiders lost lead back Latavius Murray in free agency. The Seahawks still own Lynch's rights, so he'd have to be traded or released to join the Raiders. One source told Schefter, "it could really happen."
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 9:11 AM

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports retired RB Marshawn Lynch is considering a return to the NFL.

Lynch has been adamant he is done with football, but Florio reports he could be looking to return later in the season. Florio said to "keep an eye on Week 4 or Week 5" for his announcement. The Seahawks own Lynch's rights, but they would have to pay him $9 million if he returns. They would likely try to trade Lynch before ultimately releasing him if he decides to unretire.
Source: TNF on NBC
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 07:48:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 12:21:00 PM

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
Sat, May 28, 2016 10:31:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 05:18:00 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.
Thu, May 26, 2016 08:48:00 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
Sun, May 22, 2016 01:35:00 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.
Thu, May 19, 2016 08:36:00 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.
Thu, May 12, 2016 10:16:00 PM

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