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Lynch, Seahawks not close yet

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There’s a rumor making the rounds in Indy that the Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch are close to getting a long-term deal done.

A source with knowledge of the situation says that’s not the case.

Though the two sides are talking, the breakthrough still hasn’t come.  The Seahawks are expected to use the franchise tag on Lynch if the deal isn’t done before March 5.

Lynch, a first-round pick of the Bills in 2007, rushed for a career-high 1,204 yards in 2011, his first full season with the Seahawks.

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11 Responses to “Lynch, Seahawks not close yet”
  1. bleed4philly says: Feb 26, 2012 12:56 PM

    Let him walk, draft Richardson

  2. getit28 says: Feb 26, 2012 1:33 PM

    bleed4philly, what the hell are you smoking over there???????;?

    he has earned a long term (3 year) deal.

  3. AlohaMrHand says: Feb 26, 2012 1:48 PM

    throw in one of those big boxes of Skittles like you get at Costco.

  4. jusjamn says: Feb 26, 2012 1:50 PM

    He’s earned a reasonable deal. We don’t need another Shawn Alexander deal. The player is great, but he also had motivation to be great. Can’t forget the past entirely. If it’s not reasonable you have to move on. One player at the RB position can’t hold a salary cap hostage.

  5. cliffordc05 says: Feb 26, 2012 2:20 PM

    After what Lynch did to Philly I understand the bitterness from bleed4philly. Lynch will get a three or possibly four year deal or will make almost 8 million next year. If they had to franchise him again it would be 9.5 million and he would still only be 28 years old.

  6. themonster49 says: Feb 26, 2012 2:55 PM

    They should lock him up if last year was any indication of his future output. An elite quarterback could make a nice playoff run with Lynch at the helm of the running game.

  7. snoqualmieterry says: Feb 26, 2012 3:01 PM

    Franchise him. If he has two good years in a row then pay him a load of money. Red Bryant is a key guy too. We need both of them.

  8. trubroncfan07 says: Feb 26, 2012 3:51 PM

    Lynch would make a nice Bronco!

  9. dino2997 says: Feb 26, 2012 3:58 PM

    Marshawn Lynch has been in the league for 6 seasons and only has a 1000 yard season 3 times. His career rushing average is 4.0 and he is an average at best receiving threat.

    Looking at the big body of work it makes sense that the Seahawks don’t want to overpay.

  10. linder10 says: Feb 26, 2012 4:38 PM

    He’s good. Great ever since he left the bills. Maybe the same thing will happen to spilled.

  11. linder10 says: Feb 26, 2012 4:38 PM

    Spiller. My bad.

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