Despite a report that the Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch have agreed to a deal, they haven’t.
Agent Doug Hendrickson has said on Twitter, and he has separately told PFT, that no agreement is in place. Hendrickson acknowledge that the two sides are negotiating.
“There is no deal,” Hendrickson said. “We are talking.”
Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports initially reported that a deal is in place. After Hendrickson said there isn’t, La Canfora has backpedaled faster than Darrell Green, claiming that he continues to hear that the Seahawks have an offer on the table that “will result in a deal.”
He’s wrong. It may result in a deal, but there’s no guarantee that it will. That’s because Lynch is unpredictable, and there’s always a chance he’ll decide not to sign the contract. Especially now that word has gotten out that a deal is done when a deal isn’t done.
Lynch could try to get even more than whatever may be on the table, or Lynch may retire. If he does, the Seahawks would be able to get $1.5 million back from Lynch in signing bonus money paid to him in 2012.