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Source: Marshawn Lynch “up in the air” about a possible return

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 17:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Getty Images

In the offseason, retired Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was adamant: He’s done with football.

Eventually, he may not be.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lynch is currently “up in the air” about returning to the NFL. The source said that Week Four or Week Five could be the hot spots for a possible unretirement.

The Seahawks still hold Lynch’s rights, since he was placed on the reserve-retired list. If he files the appropriate paperwork necessary to end his retirement, the Seahawks will have to decide whether to welcome him back onto the active roster, to trade him, or to cut him.

If he returns before the trade deadline, which comes on the Tuesday after Week Eight, Lynch would become a free agent, if released. After the trade deadline, he would pass through waivers, if the Seahawks cut him. (Obviously, at that point they couldn’t trade him.)

Lynch has a $9 million salary; the prorated amount of it would hit the team’s salary cap, if he’s reinstated to the active roster. The Seahawks have, by all appearances, moved on; however, the team’s won-loss record and overall effectiveness of its offense will surely be factors in whatever decision the team makes.

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40 Responses to “Source: Marshawn Lynch “up in the air” about a possible return”
  1. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 8, 2016 7:47 PM

    Not this weekend Beastmode, next week is fine, best wishes!

  2. cuttyplease says: Sep 8, 2016 7:50 PM

    Marshawn gonna be toting the rock in Oakland??

  3. flavordave says: Sep 8, 2016 7:51 PM

    I miss the man. Love the way he plays and I hope he returns.

  4. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 7:53 PM

    This guy is pure gold. Thank you for every damn run skittles….my daughter can’t watch the Hawks without a bag…I hope you come back, and take the Raiders to the Super Bowl

  5. dansardo says: Sep 8, 2016 7:55 PM

    Guy is a 5 star headcase that won’t speak to the media but can’t help himself from trying to keep himself in the news. Total wack job

  6. ad28bestever says: Sep 8, 2016 7:57 PM

    Seems about right, Marijuana takes about 4-5 weeks to get out of the system.

  7. reptar310 says: Sep 8, 2016 7:58 PM

    Fantasy players gasp.

  8. seatownballers says: Sep 8, 2016 7:59 PM

    Thanks. We drafted 3 running backs and now he has a change of heart

  9. mackcarrington says: Sep 8, 2016 8:00 PM

    There’s the blueprint or missing training camp and preseason.

  10. zwhateverz says: Sep 8, 2016 8:01 PM

    Well I suppose that’s one way to skip training camp…

  11. peytonsyellowteeth says: Sep 8, 2016 8:08 PM


  12. mach2plus says: Sep 8, 2016 8:15 PM

    Go away.

  13. nhpats says: Sep 8, 2016 8:16 PM


  14. uglydingo says: Sep 8, 2016 8:18 PM

    He’s still probably better than Rawls and Christine. If Seahawks start season poorly, I can see old Pete giving Beastmode a call.

  15. jaggedmark says: Sep 8, 2016 8:18 PM

    Marshawn, 2 words for ya. Thomas Rawls

  16. jag1959 says: Sep 8, 2016 8:19 PM

    This should surprise no one. If he returns he would use up virtually all of Seattle’s remaining cap space forcing them to relinquish their rights to him and letting him pick his team.
    Payday Boss.

  17. Bohannon says: Sep 8, 2016 8:27 PM

    Say hi to Brett

  18. mitybuc says: Sep 8, 2016 8:30 PM

    Dude just runs like a man among boys.

    Moreso when stakes are high. Big fun to watch

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 8, 2016 8:32 PM

    If Pete Carroll gave him the ball in the SB 49, he would have retired with legitimate HOF credentials. Now he is trying to pull a Brett Favre, how sad.

  20. rainponcho87 says: Sep 8, 2016 8:37 PM

    he should stay retired and be remembered as beastmode rather than going on past his prime, turning into yeastmode

  21. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 8, 2016 8:45 PM

    This is a guy who should let it go.
    Everyone was kind of sick of him when he was playing.
    They gave him the benefit of the doubt when he retired, calling him great and what not.
    Now, he’s just a pain in the ass looking for a payday. He’s really not that great, from a careel standpoint.
    He can’t win. It will hurt his already sketchy HOF credentials.
    Hopefully he still has money. He should leave the NFL alone.

  22. charger383 says: Sep 8, 2016 8:46 PM

    he heard something about a protest and did not want to miss it

  23. Shinnbone says: Sep 8, 2016 8:50 PM

    Him needs sommo gold teefs

  24. clarencewhorley says: Sep 8, 2016 9:00 PM

    He is welcome to join the Pats week 10

  25. winninaintsinnin says: Sep 8, 2016 9:28 PM

    clarencewhorley says:
    Sep 8, 2016 9:00 PM
    He is welcome to join the Pats week 10

    Too much integrity

  26. aj66shanghai says: Sep 8, 2016 9:53 PM

    I would love him to come back and get traded to the Raiders. Seahawks have moved on and couldn’t afford him anyway. He could play well for another 2 years in his hometown, give Oakland a boost for keeping the team, and give the team back that gritty image they used to have. All while providing everyone with s few more great highlights. Win-win-win-win-win-win situation.

  27. motsuret06 says: Sep 8, 2016 10:10 PM

    Up in the air…I thought he had retired. He needs to stay retired so he can finish eating all of them free Skittles. Stay retired Lynch.

  28. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 8, 2016 10:16 PM

    Wow, he went through his money fast.

  29. realfann says: Sep 8, 2016 10:17 PM

    Sad attempt by flo to justify his screen time.

  30. skawh says: Sep 8, 2016 10:26 PM

    hugeheavywoman says:
    Sep 8, 2016 10:16 PM
    Wow, he went through his money fast.
    Displays how ignorant you and others are about Marshawn Lynch. Reality is, he’s handled his money very well and some call him very frugal. So much for accusing other with stereotypes, huh.

    Beastmode will do what he chooses to do, and when. Good for him!

  31. xbam says: Sep 8, 2016 10:32 PM

    just say no NFL 32 teams!

  32. shadywarrior says: Sep 8, 2016 11:23 PM

    I hope he stays retired. I’d miss hearing him talk too much. Top 5 NFL (ex- in this case) player that I’d want to hang out with.

  33. justbust says: Sep 8, 2016 11:53 PM

    The press twisted and put down every word he said, so he stopped giving into them. Glad he stoodup to the press which is basically the only reason to not like him. He is more exciting than the bus and every one of his carries was a gift to us fans, hope he comes back to the field, the nfl is better with him on the field.

  34. absolutevisuals says: Sep 8, 2016 11:57 PM

    His body needed to heal. Still loves the game, he just needed to heal up.

  35. John Zunski says: Sep 9, 2016 12:29 AM

    Please don’t turn into Brett Favre Jr.

  36. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 9, 2016 1:04 AM

    To repeat myself…again…

    Baldwin tweeted that nobody should get to wear 24 this season. Schneider then very specifically said nobody will wear 24 during the REGULAR season…he said nothing about the post season.

    Lynch is simply taking a nice, long, relaxing break. Can you imagine the reaction from opposing defenses in January when they find out they’re taking on a beast with fresh legs and no bruises?

    Ya’ll need to work on ya’ll people skills.

  37. zygizag says: Sep 9, 2016 1:12 AM

    If I was Seattle, I would take him back then trade him to the absolute worst team in the AFC for whatever you could get, then tell him to have a nice day and thank you for the 7th round pick.

  38. nwhawkhater says: Sep 9, 2016 1:32 AM

    Over rated… Not hall of fame…only Seahawk fans think that.

  39. RegisHawk says: Sep 9, 2016 9:34 AM

    Wow…people are still falling for this…LOL. I’m guessing these are the same people who think Tebow is making a comeback any day now…

  40. bighawk46 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:36 PM

    Dennis Erickson stupid swipe text

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