Seahawks place Marshawn Lynch on reserve/retired list

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Earlier this week, Seahawks General Manager John Schneider said that the team wanted to place running back Marshawn Lynch on the reserve/retired list before June 1 in order to take the total cap hit remaining from his signing bonus this year rather than split it over the next two.

Schneider proved good to his word on Thursday. The Seahawks announced that they have placed Lynch on the list, which formally removes him from their roster and leaves them with 90 players.

When Schneider commented on the team’s plans, he said that Lynch still had not submitted retirement papers with the league and added that the lack of paperwork from Lynch didn’t preclude the team from making the roster move. Lynch was at CenturyLink Field to speak to participants at a job fair after traveling overseas for much of the last two months, so it’s possible the status of the paperwork has changed.

Coach Pete Carroll said after the draft that Lynch was “committed to retiring” and there hasn’t been any signal from Lynch to contradict that assessment. The Seahawks, who drafted three running backs last week, retain his rights in the event that proves otherwise at some point in the future.

41 responses to “Seahawks place Marshawn Lynch on reserve/retired list

  1. The Seahawks take a major blow if Lynch doesn’t play this year.

  2. For a guy that doesn’t like attention, he sure is keeping it focused on him.

    Just retire already. Geez.

  3. Thank you Marshawn, one of the hardest working players on the field that there has ever been, and one of the most giving players off the field. Good luck in all of your business ventures also, and kudos for saving all of your money.

  4. Should have gotten the football at 1 yard line with SB on the line. One of the worst play calls in sports history.

  5. Sad. His footprint in the NFL would have been so much bigger had he played in a larger market. Damn, he was good!

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    His footprint was huge thank you very much. Back-to-back Super Bowls as he and the Seahawks became one of the elite teams of the NFL. If you didn’t notice it that’s on you. This isn’t 1980.

  6. He realizes the Seahawks 1-year dynasty ended two years ago. Nothing left for him in Seattle. Nothing left for anyone really….

  7. Just think about this….Seattle has won at least 1 playoff game every year Marshawn and Wilson played together…7-3 to be exact. Their losses…..last second Falcon field goal, last seconds turnover at the 1 in the Super Bowl, down 31-0 at the half, came back with 24 unanswered points and a failed onside kick away from tying the game against Panthers.
    As a football fan, I’d say that has been a pretty good 4 year stretch.

  8. Mike Holmgren is still a big personality in the area and talked to Beast Mode at end of the season and said from their conversation Marshawn as committed to his life after NFL and excited to pursue his business adventures.

    Beast Mode is traveling the world, launching his clothing line, doing charity work and charming former Presidents. Doesn’t look like a man that is thinking about football.

    He is retiring as an all-time Seahawk great and hope he makes the HOF – highly doubt he cares about the later.

  9. Seattle is definitively over now.

    Nothing against the team but their fans are the worst in all of the NFL.

  10. Sad. His footprint in the NFL would have been so much bigger had he played in a larger market. Damn, he was good!

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    His footprint was huge thank you very much. Back-to-back Super Bowls as he and the Seahawks became one of the elite teams of the NFL. If you didn’t notice it that’s on you. This isn’t 1980.
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    Dude, had he been in a CA, NY, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas…………………market, he would have been the modern day Earl Campbell. He wasn’t it.

  11. Beast was known across the country & didn’t need some big market that doesn’t win football games anyway. Dallas = 0, Atlanta =0, Chicago =0, jets =0, gmen= 0, sf = 0, sd =0.

    Nobody in the NFL went to 4 divisional playoff games & 2 SB’s while winning one while beast was in Seattle.

    No one. Seattle has been the best team in the NFL since Beast joined the Squad.

    Guess what? Thomas Rawls actually had 2 games with more yds than Beast’s greatest with Seattle.

    We will miss him but have the ammo to keep winning.

    Ciao Beast

  12. The Patriots have been the best team in the NFL over the past 6 yrs, with a divisional playoff game, 5 straight AFCC gms and 2 SBowls. Including a win over the declining Seahawks.

  13. tedmurph says:
    May 5, 2016 8:01 PM
    The Patriots have been the best team in the NFL over the past 6 yrs, with a divisional playoff game, 5 straight AFCC gms and 2 SBowls. Including a win over the declining Seahawks.
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    Yes and this is why a good number of owners petitioned Goodell to trump up some charges against the Pats so they could steal draft picks and suspend the best player in the league. What’s next, teams that play the Pats get to start the game up 14-0?

  14. Dude, had he been in a CA, NY, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas…………………market, he would have been the modern day Earl Campbell. He wasn’t it.

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    Is buffalo in ny? You probably think Seattle is Marshawn’s first nfl team. Everyone knew about beast mode, just not you apparently.

  15. Why do Pat fans try to hog every thread for themselves and the CHEATING club they root for? I guess they don’t realize how everyone else hates that cheating team.

  16. tedmurph says:
    May 5, 2016 8:01 PM
    The Patriots have been the best team in the NFL over the past 6 yrs, with a divisional playoff game, 5 straight AFCC gms and 2 SBowls. Including a win over the declining Seahawks.

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    I notice he can’t say the “cheating Seahawks”.

  17. The patriots play in a horrible division. Last 4 years the Seahawks in their own division played along with Super bowl 49ers, gone to the super bowl next 2 years, and the Cardinals playing to go to the super bowl last year.

  18. Funny how in prior comments, Seattle fans like Osiris were telling us it would result in $11 million in cap savings. $11 million, $6.5 million, same thing right?

    The Seahawks have a nasty cap situation that is only getting worse.

  19. Patriot fans are the worst. It was nice to have a first round pick thanks to my team not cheating. Be great to watch Russell Wilson play the 1st 4 games due to US Supreme Court not telling do rhe crime/take the time.

    AFC East was in competion with AFC South for worst division of the last 10 years. So winning it doesnt mean much. NFC West was toughest for 4 or 5 years only AFC North is on par these days.

  20. Some y’all just don’t get it. And if you can’t enjoy a team unless they are “the best team” then your life must be terribly empty and sad.

    Marshawn (who is the idiot that called him Meshawn? He is the most selfless dude you could imagine) gave his fans a lot of great memories, and he gave 100% on every play. His most memorable/exciting moment came when the Seahawks were 7-9 and defaulted into the playoffs.

    Marshawn’s legacy will be a team-first guy that has a huge heart and a fiercely competitive spirit. He’s undoubtedly an all-time great, and he will always be loved and welcomed in the PNW.

  21. ayhawk777 says:
    May 5, 2016 7:30 PM
    Nobody in the NFL went to 4 divisional playoff games & 2 SB’s while winning one while beast was in Seattle.

    No one. Seattle has been the best team in the NFL since Beast joined the Squad.
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    Why misstate things when the truth is impressive enough on it’s own? It’s that type of BS that gives your fan base a reputation that it’s real fans don’t deserve. Two teams have been better using your criteria. Since Lynch joined Seattle they have gone 60-36 in the regular season, NE 75-21 and Denver 62-34. NE has been to 6 divisional games, 5 AFCCG’s, gone to 2 SB’s and won one. Denver has been to 5 divisional games, 2 SB’s and won one. There’s no sin in being one of the 3 best in the game over a 6 year period with the exception of claiming you were even better than you were. You can make the argument that even though Denver won more regular season games and went to more divisional games Seattle beat them in the SB but that cuts the other way with NE in the discussion.
    I am a Pats fan but I’ve been following the ‘Hawks closely and enjoying their games since Carroll arrived there. Before that I followed Dave Krieg and Largent as best I could pre-internet, they reminded me of Grogan and Morgan. Real fans respect a quality opponent.

    BTW, the Giants ≠ 0 (SB win this decade) and SD is a much smaller market than Seattle. In fact more than half the markets in the league are smaller than Seattle. Again, the truth is impressive enough and a little respect goes a long way

  22. You know. To the gentlemen that posted above. I saw the long post and my add was going to get in my way. Honestly well thought out post. You sir are not like any pats fan I’ve seen. Not only coming from a place of logic, but also realizing there are other teams in the nfl

  23. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says:
    May 6, 2016 2:46 PM
    chesswhileyouplaycheckers says:
    May 6, 2016 2:10 PM
    thebirdofprey says:
    May 5, 2016 10:43 PM
    AFC East was in competion with AFC South for worst division of the last 10 years. So winning it doesnt mean much. NFC West was toughest for 4 or 5 years only AFC North is on par these days.
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    On a par? Actually the NFCW can’t hold the AFCN’s jock and the AFCS has the 4th highest wins per team in the last 10 years and the AFCW and NFCW competed for last place. Ranked Wins per team for the last 10 years as follows: AFCN, NFCE, AFCE, AFCS, NFCS, NFCN, AFCW, NFCW

    The AFCE was the winningest division in football this past season. Any good team should pick up at least 3 division wins simply holding serve at home. NE won 4 division games last year, same as the year before. So they lost as many games against the division (2) as they did against the entire rest of their schedule. Even taking division winners out of the equation the AFCE was still 1st in winning % this past year and 3rd in winning percentage in the last 15 years. The NFCW was still dead last. Facts are troublesome things and once again a little respect goes a long way

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