Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
3 months ago9 Comments

Lynch is "up in the air" about returning to football, according to Pro Football Talk.

EDGE Analysis

The report cites unnamed sources "with knowledge of the situation" but doesn't give any details on Lynch's motive or level of interest in returning. The Seahawks hold Lynch's rights.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
6 months ago

Lynch officially announced his retirement Monday in an interview with Sports Illustrated reports. "No, I'm done. I'm done," Lynch said. "I enjoyed my time playing, now it's time to watch my cousins do their thing."

EDGE Analysis

Lynch's agent wasn't as convinced that his client is done playing, but it appears the running back has firmly made up his mind. Since he signed a two-year contract last March, Lynch's rights would remain with the Seahawks in the event he elects to return. The 30-year-old finishes his career with 9,112 rushing yards (36th in NFL history) and 83 touchdowns (52nd) over nine seasons.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
7 months ago

Lynch was placed on the reserve/retired list Thursday by the Seahawks, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch has not filed retirement papers with the league, though he intends to retire. The Seahawks' move was procedural, having to do with the salary cap. They still retain his rights should he decide to play this season. Thomas Rawls enters training camp as the starter, but the Seahawks drafted three running backs and re-signed Christine Michael to give him competition.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
10 months ago1 Comment

Lynch's agent confirmed with the Associated Press on Monday that the running back intends to retire, Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Every leak over the last two days has pointed to Lynch calling it a career, from Adam Schefter of ESPN stating Sunday that the RB has shared his thought process with teammates, Lynch himself tweeting a 'peace' emoji and a picture of green cleats hanging from a nail during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 50, and the Seahawks' official site acknowledging the announcement shortly thereafter. The comments from Lynch's agent appear to be the cherry on top of the sundae, but the media-shy enigma will likely hold a press conference at some point to clear the final hurdle to retirement.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
10 months ago3 Comments

Lynch suggested on his twitter account that he plans to retire this offseason.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch tweeted a hand making the 'peace' symbol, accompanied by a picture of green cleats hanging from a nail. Given the timing of his announcement -- during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl -- there's perhaps some chance that Lynch is just messing with the media. However, it seems far more likely that he really does intend to retire, as there have been rumors to that effect since the end of Seattle's season.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
10 months ago

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Lynch has shared his intention to retire with both teammates and some within the Seahawks' organization.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch had been a model of reliability during his time in Seattle, playing in 85 of 86 games between his arrival in 2010 and last year's Super Bowl. However, the additional reps taken on due to successive deep playoff runs appeared to take a toll in 2015, as he suffered through a hamstring injury early and abdominal surgery that combined to hold him out of nine regular season contests. After staying home during the Seahawks' wild-card win at Minnesota, he returned for the divisional round in Carolina but managed only six carries for 20 yards and two receptions for 15 yards. If he decides to hang up the cleats and tinted visor, he'll conclude his career with 9,122 rushing yards, 1,979 receiving yards, and 83 touchdowns (74 on the ground) in 127 games between the Seahawks and Bills.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
11 months ago2 Comments

Lynch is leaning towards retirement, according to Seahawks' general manager John Schneider, The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch's future with the Seahawks stands in considerable question to begin this offseason, but in speaking about Lynch during a radio interview, Schneider said, "I'm under the impression he is leaning towards retirement." That revelation comes as the Seahawks are reportedly prepared to release Lynch, or at least require him to restructure his contract. An enigma himself, Lynch may ultimately supersede any move by deciding to retire anyway, although, as usual, it's tough to tell what Lynch will do.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
11 months ago

Lynch is unlikely to be back with the Seahawks at his scheduled 2016 salary, 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming he wants to continue his career, which shouldn't be taken for granted, Lynch will likely be asked to take a pay cut or else be outright released. He's still a difficult man to tackle, but with Thomas Rawls (ankle) coming off an impressive rookie season, the Seahawks have an attractive alternative at the position, assuming Rawls' recovery from a broken ankle goes well.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
11 months ago

Lynch rushed for 20 yards on six carries and added two catches off of three target for 15 yards in Sunday's loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Falling behind by so much so early no doubt impacted Seattle's game plan as the team rushed just 12 times, half of which went to Lynch. Sunday was Lynch's first game action since Nov. 15 as he was sidelined for two months with an abdominal injury. Lynch has played on a year-to-year basis recently and, following his worst season in Seattle, it wouldn't be a surprise if Sunday was his final game in uniform.

Marshawn Lynch
RB FA
11 months ago

Lynch (abdomen) is listed as active Sunday in Carolina, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The wait is over. For the first time since Nov. 15, Lynch will lead the Seahawks' rushing attack against a Panthers defense that limited him to 17 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown in Week 6.