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.

11 responses to “Lynch, Seahawks not close yet

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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