Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
1 month ago

Lynch isn't likely to re-sign with the Seahawks early this offseason, but coach Pete Carroll did acknowledge that the team might allow for special terms if the running back wants to play again at some point, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch will turn 34 in April and doesn't seem to have any interest in the nine-month grind of offseason practices, training camp and a 16-game campaign. However, his December/January cameo in Seattle proved he can still contribute to an NFL team, with impressive conditioning and football IQ helping him find instant success at the goal line (four TDs in three games). It isn't out of the question that the Seahawks could offer Lynch some guaranteed money this offseason, considering Rashaad Penny (torn ACL) and Chris Carson (hip) both are recovering from significant injuries. Even so, the most likely scenario is one where Lynch remains unsigned or retired come Week 1.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch rushed 12 times for 26 yards and two touchdowns while failing to earn a target in Sunday's 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch displayed his signature power running style in what could be his final NFL appearance, powering in one-yard touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. The 33-year-old running back scored four rushing touchdowns in three appearances after coming out of retirement to join the injury-riddled Seahawks' backfield for one regular-season game and two playoff contests. Chances are he'll hang up the cleats for good after this loss.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Coach Pete Carroll feels Lynch is ready for additional touches, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. "I want to see him do more now. He's made it through, again, two games," Carroll said. "I think we can increase his role and allow him to be a little more active part of it."

EDGE Analysis

Lynch has rushed 18 times for 41 yards and caught two of three targets for 25 yards over his first games back following over a year without playing an NFL snap. Beast Mode signaled that he's feeling good following the game and could absorb a heightened workload. We'll take Carroll's words with a grain of salt. While there's no reason to think Lynch won't be a bigger part of the game plan going forward, Travis Homer has proved to have big-play upside that Lynch doesn't appear to have at 33 years old, so Carroll realistically could ride the hot hand -- whether it be Lynch or Homer -- in the divisional round against the Packers. In essence, Lynch is ready for an increased workload if he earns it. With that said, Lynch has a touchdown in each game since returning and is the Seahawks' clear goal-line back.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch rushed six times for seven yards and a score in Sunday's 17-9 wild-card playoff win over the Eagles. He also caught two passes for 25 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The Seahawks couldn't get past the Eagles' tough defensive front, as Travis Homer generated just 12 yards on 11 carries. However, Lynch kicked it into Beast Mode in the second quarter, as he pushed through multiple defenders to find the paydirt. The Packers' run defense is much weaker than the Eagles', but Homer still figures to command a bulk of the carries while Lynch garners goal-line work in the divisional round.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch rushed 12 times for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch got on the field for the first time since Week 6 of 2018, and he donned the Seahawks jersey for the first time since 2015. Beast Mode brought energy to the lineup but wasn't efficient, recording 2.8 yards per carry. However, Lynch showed a flash from the past as he was brought in for a goal-line run in which he hopped over a pile to score the team's second touchdown of the game. Rookie Travis Homer shared the backfield with Lynch, generating 62 yards on 10 carries, and the shared backfield figures to continue in next Sunday's wild-card round matchup against the Eagles.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch is active Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch will be available in his first game after coming out of retirement, but it remains to be seen how much and in what situations he'll be utilized. Coach Pete Carroll has been mostly mum regarding Lynch's potential other than to say he and recent signee Robert Turbin will suit up and play Week 17 and beyond. Rookie Travis Homer has the longest current stint with the Seahawks, but the experience of Lynch could win out in the battle for RB touches.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch is expected to play Sunday against the 49ers and could receive around 10-to-15 carries, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though Lynch hasn't played in an NFL game since Oct. 14, 2018, the Seahawks were apparently satisfied with how the veteran looked from a conditioning standpoint during practice this week after he re-signed with the team Monday. After Seattle lost its top three running backs (Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and C.J. Prosise) to season-ending injuries within the past three weeks, sixth-round rookie Travis Homer and the newly signed Robert Turbin represent Lynch's only competition for snaps. Given that Homer has worked mainly on special teams this season and made most of his impact on offense as a pass-catching back in Week 16, Lynch looks like the top candidate to lead the Seattle ground attack.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch and Robert Turbin both will play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carroll isn't exactly reliable with the information he provides at press conferences, and he didn't go into detail about the type of workload Lynch or Turbin might handle. Rookie sixth-round pick Travis Homer is the other backfield option, and while he's the least experienced of the bunch, he's also the only one who has played in the NFL this year.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Coach Pete Carroll won't commit to a role for Lynch until he views the veteran RB in practice this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch was brought in Monday after the Seahawks lost Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) for the season. The latter duo joined Rashaad Penny (knee) on injured reserve, leaving a void to fill in the backfield. Carroll said Tuesday that 2019 sixth-rounder Travis Homer "is ready to go" Sunday versus the 49ers, which is an indication the rookie will be given the first shot out of Seattle's backfield. For those dealing in nostalgia, though, Lynch may be able to provide a jolt as the Seahawks seek not only the NFC West title, but a first-round bye and potentially home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. Working against Lynch is a lack of in-game reps, as he hasn't stepped on the field since Week 6 of last year as a member of the Raiders.

Marshawn Lynch
RB SEA (11)
2 months ago

Lynch has agreed to a deal with the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch will make his return to Seattle after playing with the team from 2010 through 2015. In six games with the Raiders last season, Lynch recorded 376 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 90 attempts. The 33-year-old figures to slot in immediately after Chris Carson (hip) and C.J. Prosise (arm) suffered season-ending injuries this weekend. Lynch returns in time for a Week 17 matchup against the 49ers with the division on the line.