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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back | #24

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF
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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

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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

ESPN's John Clayton said there is "no way" Marshawn Lynch is back with the Seahawks at his current salary.

"There is no way I can see (him back) with his salary," Clayton said in a radio interview. "Yeah, if he would take a pay cut, massive pay cut, then he can come back, but you know that's not gonna happen. So no this has been it." Coach Pete Carroll admitted Monday he did not know how the situation would play out. At this point, it would be shocking if Lynch is back in Seattle. There remains a chance Lynch has played his final snap in the NFL.
Jan 19 - 11:40 AM

Coach Pete Carroll admitted "I don't know how that's going to go" when asked if Marshawn Lynch will be back with the Seahawks in 2016.

Lynch, 30 in April, very well could retire after his worst season of his career, rushing for 3.8 YPC and battling numerous injuries that limited him to just seven regular-season games and one playoff contest. If he doesn't hang up the cleats, the Seahawks seem likely to release Lynch. He's set to count $11.5 million against the cap, and the Seahawks can save $6.5 million of that.
Jan 18 - 6:35 PM

Marshawn Lynch rushed six times for 20 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Panthers.

It was Lynch's first game since Week 10 after he required sports-hernia surgery. He did very little damage with little to no running room, and it was probably Lynch's final game with Seattle. Set to turn 30 in April and count $11.5 million against the cap in 2016, Lynch seems like a lock to be cut. The Seahawks can save $6.5 million in cap space with the move, and Lynch looked like a shell of his former self as he battled injuries this season. He ran for just 417 yards and three scores on 111 carries (3.8 YPC) across seven games in the regular season. The YPC average was his lowest since 2010. The Seahawks will likely move forward with Thomas Rawls.
Jan 17 - 4:56 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is active for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Panthers.

Lynch is playing for the first time since November 15. He's been practicing the last two weeks and should get his usual workload against Carolina's fourth-ranked run defense. Christine Michael will be the change-of-pace back with Fred Jackson occupying a limited role on passing downs. If reports are true that Seattle is likely to move on from Lynch this offseason, this might be Beast Mode's final game in a Seahawks uniform.
Jan 17 - 11:34 AM

The Seahawks are expected to move on from Marshawn Lynch this offseason.

Lynch missed nine games and averaged 3.8 YPC when healthy this season. The Seahawks can save $6.5M by releasing him and have an in-house replacement in Thomas Rawls. The Seattle Times believes Lynch’s decision not to play last week "increased the odds of a parting of the ways." 29-year-old Lynch wouldn’t struggle for interest if he’s cut, but could retire after considering it last offseason.
Jan 16 - 2:24 PM

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed there's a "really good chance" Marshawn Lynch (probable, abdomen) plays Sunday.

Lynch is ready to return after pulling himself out last week. Christine Michael is expected to remain involved, but isn't a major threat to his workload. Lynch should see 15-plus carries in his first game action since Week 10.
Jan 15 - 5:21 PM

Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) is listed as probable for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Panthers.

After eight weeks on the sidelines it appears Lynch is finally ready to return to game action. Lynch was questionable for last week's game against the Vikings but didn't make the trip to Minnesota. Christine Michael will fade into the background as Lynch resumes his role as Seattle's workhorse. Beast Mode rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown against Carolina back in Week 6.
Jan 15 - 4:07 PM

Marshawn Lynch told ESPN's Kenny Mayne that "I'm ready" for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Panthers.

After suddenly pulling himself out of the Wild Card round game against the Vikings by not boarding the team bus to the airport, Lynch seems poised to make his return to the lineup in Carolina. Lynch has again been practicing in full this week and should be in line for 15-20 carries in a potential slugfest. We'll again update Lynch's status after practice on Friday.
Jan 15 - 10:21 AM

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