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Lynch officially signed a two-year, $24 million contract with the Seahawks on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Lynch's new contract will bump his pay of approximately $5 million for the 2015 season with his new contract, becoming one of the highest paid running backs in the league. It's hard to argue that shouldn't be the case, with Lynch coming off another spectacular season in which he accumulated 1,306 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground and 37 catches for 367 yards and four touchdowns receiving.

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Lynch has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Seahawks, ESPN.com reports.

Lynch's deal is reportedly for one year and worth $11 million, including a nine million dollar signing bonus. Although Lynch has not yet signed the contract, he is expected to do so upon meeting with Seahawks brass this weekend. Since being acquired by the Seahawks during the 2010 season, no player has ran for more than Lynch's 54 touchdowns.

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Lynch, contrary to reports, has not agreed to a new contract with the Seahawks, his agent said late Saturday.CBS' Jason La Canfora said to expect formalization of a two-year, $21 million deal in the coming days, but agent Doug Hendrickson denied it within minutes. Yahoo earlier reported the Seahawks have offered Lynch $11-12 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.

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General manager John Schneider said Thursday it would not surprise him if Lynch retired, the Seattle Times reports."I've talked to his people a bunch, his representatives," Schneider said. "He knows we want him to play." Schneider said the Seahawks would like to know soon whether Lynch intends to play next season, but he did not give a deadline for a decision. Schneider said recently that Lynch would not play at his scheduled cap number ($8.5 million) next season, meaning the team will extend his contract, guaranteeing Lynch more money over the length of the deal and lowering the team's yearly cap hit.

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Lynch, who has reportedly considered retiring, has not told the Seahawks if he intends to play in 2015, general manager John Schneider told ESPN 710 Seattle on Tuesday. "Whether or not he wants to play next year, I can't answer that," Schneider said. "I don't know if he knows at this juncture."Schneider said the Seahawks intend to re-do Lynch's contract, which is scheduled to pay him $7 million next season, to reduce his $8.5 million cap number. The team likely will offer Lynch another $5 million or so for next season but prorate the total over a 2-3 year extension and thereby reduce his cap hit. That should give Lynch plenty of motivation to return, if he didn't have it already.

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Seahawks general manager John Schneider acknowledged Tuesday that Lynch's contract will need to be addressed before the 2015 season, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.Schneider hinted that Lynch may not even want to keep playing, but it may be that such a decision would depend largely on the running back's contract. Lynch is scheduled for a $5 million base salary in the final year of his deal, and there seems to be little question that he's unwilling to play for that number. The Seahawks will presumably offer a raise and/or extension, but there's no guarantee Lynch will be satisfied with the offer.

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Lynch had 24 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown, adding one reception for 31 yards on two targets, in Sunday's 28-24 Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

While he didn't have a carry longer than 15 yards, Lynch did pretty well for himself, given that the Patriots were primarily focused on stopping the run. Lynch also got open on a couple of wheel routes, with one falling incomplete due to a Russell Wilson misfire, while the other went for 31 yards on the first play of Seattle's final drive. That drive, which now ranks among the most memorable in NFL history, shockingly ended on an interception from the one-yard line when the Seahawks opted not to run the ball with Lynch or Wilson. The play call may have cost Lynch a Super Bowl MVP award, and he'll now be the subject of significant offseason discussion. There were rumors that the Seahawks might release Lynch before the final season of his contract, but it now seems that the team wants to sign him to a long-term extension, NFL.com reports. While it typically wouldn't be wise to give a long-term extension to a running back that will be 29 next season, Lynch might be the exception to the rule. He handled modest workloads through college and the first few years of his NFL career, and he hasn't yet shown any signs of slowing down.

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Lynch (back) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Lynch practiced more this week that he does on his regular schedule, suggesting there was never really a chance of him missing the big game. Look for Seattle to turn to the punishing runner early and often Sunday afternoon.

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Lynch (back) is officially probable for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Patriots.

Lynch was a full participant in practice Wednesday, which goes against the norm of him sitting out early in the week. There is no way he would miss the Super Bowl barring an unforeseen circumstance.

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Lynch was a full participant in Wednesday's practice despite being listed on the Seahawks' injury report with a back injury, The Seattle Times reports.

Lynch was usually held out of Wednesday practices during the regular season, but he gave it a go this week with the Super Bowl on the horizon. Don't expect the back injury to slow him down in Sunday's game.