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Marshawn Lynch | RB | Seattle Seahawks
Posted: 2/22/2015 1:20am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, said Saturday, Feb. 21, that there is no deal finalized, but Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that an offer is in place that will result in a deal.
Huddle Up: Somewhere between "Lynch is retiring" and "Lynch is re-signed" lies the truth. Certainly Marshawn will hold a press conference to announce... something. As long as Skittles is paying him to do so.

Posted: 2/20/2015 10:13pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to return next season because of his close relationships with offensive line coach Tom Cable and running backs coach Sherman Smith, according to NFL Network analyst Michael Robinson. Robinson and Lynch are close friends.
Huddle Up: Despite the RB's retirement hints, there have always been more reasons to expect Lynch's return and look for him to angle for the best deal he can get from the Seahawks.

Posted: 2/19/2015 4:32pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch continues to ponder if he'll return for another season, and general manager John Schneider said he wouldn't be surprised if Lynch chose to retire. Schneider also said he's confident RBs Robert Turbin and Christine Michael could carry the load if Lynch doesn't return in 2015.
Huddle Up: Lynch certainly marches to his own beat, and it's far from easy to predict what he'll do -- except when it comes to answering questions from the media. That said, there are still millions of reasons -- as in $$$ -- why the soon-to-be 29-year-old RB figures to be back with the Seahawks in 2015 and maybe he's simply trying to up the team's ante a little.

Posted: 2/14/2015 12:03pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's back issues are chronic and could become worse if he continues to play, and his long-term health will be a factor in whether or not he decides to return in 2015, according to people familiar with the situation.
Huddle Up: The Lynch situation will be an all-offseason issue for the Seahawks as well as for fantasy owners. Don't expect him to show up for much if any offseason work, using the back and his contract as rationale. And don't be surprised if he rolls into Seattle in late August, shakes off the rust and steps back into the starting lineup... or rides off into the sunset never to be heard from again. All Lynch owners can do is keep Robert Turbin and Christine Michael on speed dial.

Posted: 2/11/2015 12:05am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's availability for next season is still unknown, according to general manager John Schneider. 'Whether or not he wants to play next year, I can't answer that,' Schneider said. 'I don't know if he knows at this juncture.' Schneider added that if Lynch does return, they plan to re-do his contract. Lynch would likely be getting a raise and it has already been reported that Lynch has been given an offer that would pay him at least $10 million next season.
Huddle Up: Lynch, who will turn 29 in April, has hinted that this past season might be his last, but it's hard to envision the heart and soul of the Seahawks passing up a new contract and retiring after a Super Bowl loss.

Posted: 2/4/2015 12:15am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the team have reportedly been in the midst of negotiations on a new deal for several weeks now. It was previously reported that Lynch had been given an offer that would pay him at least $10 million in 2015.
Huddle Up: As much of a headache Lynch is to the media and the league office, he's the heart and soul of the Seahawks, and look for a way for the franchise to retain the soon-to-be 29-year-old RB for the majority of his productive seasons to come.

Posted: 2/2/2015 10:27am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for 102 yards on 24 carries and a score in a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: The eternal question, of course, is why that line doesn't read 25-103 with two TDs and an MVP award in a repeat performance for the Seahawks. It also begs the question, what would the offense look like without Beast Mode?

Posted: 2/2/2015 10:27am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has received a contract extension offer from the team that would keep him with the team for years to come, according to sources. It is believed Lynch would make more than $10 million in 2015 if he agrees to the extension.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the Seahawks have finally come to the conclusion everyone else has already reached: this offense needs Beast Mode to be effective. With a big contract for Russell Wilson coming down the pipeline expect Seattle's front office to get creative while finding a way to keep both key elements of the Seahawks' offense in Seattle.

Posted: 1/30/2015 10:21pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully practiced Friday, Jan. 30, and is probable for the Super Bowl.
Huddle Up: After getting through a week of league-mandated media appearances and interview requests, facing the Patriots' D will be easy for Lynch, who's rushed for 216 yards and a TD in his two games so far this postseason.

Posted: 1/28/2015 1:54pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could face a significant fine for wearing an unauthorized "beast mode" hat to media day.
Huddle Up: We're only writing this so we don't get fined.

Posted: 1/27/2015 11:37pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch averages more yards per carry and yards after contact (5.00, 2.67) during the postseason than during the regular season (4.41, 2.01).
Huddle Up: In nine career postseason contests -- all with Seattle -- Lynch has five 100-yard games and has rushed for eight TDs while adding 81 yards on nine receptions. Despite scoring a TD, Lynch did have his second-worst postseason rushing day (15-39) in last year's Super Bowl and will certainly be looking for much better numbers Sunday against a Patriots' D that finished in the middle of the pack (16th) in terms of the fewest fantasy points allowed to opposing RBs this season.

Posted: 1/23/2015 11:05pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 23, and is probable for the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Unless he insists on wearing his gold cleats, expect to see Lynch a week from Sunday. And if he plays, expect to see him find his way into the end zone as he's totaled seven TDs over his last seven postseason games.

Posted: 1/22/2015 4:04pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was fined $20,000 Thursday, Jan. 22, for an obscene gesture he made after scoring a touchdown in the NFC Championship Game, according to an NFL official. He's also subject to a fine for not speaking to the media after the game, and the league is considering fining him significantly more than the $50,000 he has been previously fined for not speaking to reporters. An NFL official said there would be increasing fines if Lynch misses sessions during Super Bowl week, with each fine being more than the two $50,000 fines already imposed and the upcoming penalty.
Huddle Up: As long as Lynch is still available come kickoff and keeps cranking out 100-yard games and contest-deciding TD runs, the Seahawks, The 12th Man and his fantasy owners really don't have much reason to care how much of a hit Lynch's bank account is taking.

Posted: 1/20/2015 3:19pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch may consider retirement if the Seahawks win the Super Bowl, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Lynch has reportedly told people in private that he may simply just walk away from the game. If he doesn't retire, the team is more than open to bringing him back at a $5 million salary. 'Mainly because he actually has outperformed his contract and clearly established himself as the identity of this team,' Rapoport said. 'Basically, they don't have a choice based on the way he plays to bring him back.'
Huddle Up: Lynch, who will be 29 in April but had had the workload of a much older back with at least 313 regular-season touches in each of his four seasons in Seattle, certainly marches to his own beat, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him walk away from the game early. On a flip side, he'll have at least 5 million reasons to return -- and maybe more -- as his on-field play and attitude have seemingly become more vital to the Seahawks with each passing season.

Posted: 1/15/2015 11:20pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury) returned to a full practice Thursday, Jan. 15, after sitting out Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Huddle Up: Lynch will be good to go Sunday after taking his usual Wednesday off.

Posted: 1/13/2015 1:52pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has scored 11 of his 13 rushing touchdowns at home this season, including two in a Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Rolling with Lynch at CenturyLink is as safe of a fantasy bet as they get.

Posted: 1/8/2015 8:19pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 8.
Huddle Up: As usual, Lynch will be good to go Saturday night coming off a bye week. The Panthers allowed the 16th-most fantasy points to enemy RBs during the regular season but certainly have played better of late.

Posted: 12/21/2014 9:15pm et
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (illness) did not start the Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to an upset stomach.
Huddle Up: Lynch was seen in his uniform on the sidelines but Robert Turbin got the start for Seattle. This is obviously a crushing blow to owners playing in Fantasy Super Bowls starting Lynch.

Posted: 12/19/2014 6:50pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we all know the drill by now: Lynch shows up on the injury report every week and misses a practice or two but then goes out Sunday and delivers a regular dose of double-digit fantasy points.

Posted: 12/18/2014 10:12am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Huddle Up: Lynch takes plenty of practices off; no worries about his availability for this weekend's game.

Posted: 11/26/2014 12:34am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) was listed as a limited participant for the second straight day of practice Tuesday, Nov. 25.
Huddle Up: Lynch hasn't been near 100 percent all season, but he'll be out there Thursday night for the grudge match against the Niners, and his fantasy owners will be hoping for better results than his 15-39 rushing performance in Week 11.

Posted: 11/21/2014 6:27pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: As always, Lynch will be out there Sunday for what figures to be a physical matchup against the division-leading Cardinals.

Posted: 11/15/2014 12:37am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf, rib) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 14, but is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Lynch was able to practice in full after sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday, and should play Sunday in K.C. Check The Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report before kickoff to make sure.

Posted: 11/14/2014 2:50pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf, rib) sat out of practice Thursday, Nov. 14, with a rib injury in addition to his calf ailment. However, it remains to be seen if it's a significant injury heading into Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lynch had 140 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in Week 10 after missing two practices last week.
Huddle Up: Of course, Lynch owners are going to need to see what he is -- or isn't -- able to do in practice later today and go from there.

Posted: 11/14/2014 12:13am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (calf, rib) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Lynch deserves a little rest anyway after his 4-TD fantasy explosion last week, but be worried if he's out of practice again Friday.

Posted: 11/7/2014 12:21am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch did not practice Thursday, Nov. 6, because of a calf injury.
Huddle Up: Lynch missed his second straight practice, but Thursday's absence has been attributed to a calf injury, which seems to be something new. Definitely check the RB's status on Friday to see if we have any more clarity.

Posted: 11/6/2014 6:44pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could receive more touches, because offense coordinator Darrell Bevell said Lynch is the best player on the team's offense. 'We want to use our good players,' Bevell said. 'And he's definitely, probably the best player on our offense and we want to get him the ball as many ways as we can.'
Huddle Up: The 'Hawks are already off to a good start in that regard with Lynch getting 26 touches (21 rushes, 5 receptions) in the Week 9 win over the Raiders. It was his second-highest single-game total of the season and it netted 143 total yards and 2 scores.

Posted: 10/28/2014 11:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch does not have a rift between himself and the team, according to head coach Pete Carroll. A report Sunday, Oct. 26, said that the Seahawks had grown tired of Lynch's ways. 'At this point, I don't think it behooves us to try to respond to all these kinds of things,' Carroll said. 'Our players have told you how they feel about it, and we're in a really good place right now. It's just not worth it, but there's nothing to that.' Lynch has 111 carries for 482 yards this season.
Huddle Up: Lynch still ranks sixth among all fantasy backs with 99 points so far, but he's struggled mightily of late, failing to score a TD or top 71 total yards in each of the last 3 games. Maybe a Week 9 home date with the winless Raiders will help unleash Beast Mode.

Posted: 10/24/2014 12:39am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (non-injury related) returned to practice Thursday, Oct. 23, after being given the day off Wednesday.
Huddle Up: After 6 scores in his first 4 games, Lynch has been kept out of the end zone and under 62 total yards in each of his last 2 outings.

Posted: 10/16/2014 2:26pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch had 10 carries in Week 6, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he needs to do a better job of getting Lynch the ball. "I'm not a fantasy owner," Bevell said. " I don't care about anyone's (fantasy) points. But I do care about us winning the game. And Marshawn is a huge key for us winning the game. And I have to do a better job of giving him the ball."
Huddle Up: Good sign for Lynch owners as the last time the RB had this little usage (10 touches in Week 2), he hit season highs with 29 touches, 128 total yards and 2 TDs the ensuing week. Expect a big outing Sunday in St. Louis.

Posted: 10/8/2014 12:15am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has averaged 131 total yards and more than a touchdown per game in his last eight contests against NFC East opponents, and he has topped 100 total yards and scored at least one touchdown in all eight games. The Seahawks will face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.
Huddle Up: No matter what division, Lynch is on quite a roll, scoring a TD in every game this season and 8 straight overall, dating back through the 2013 postseason to Week 17. He's found the end zone 11 times in that span and has topped 100 total yards in 6 of the 8 games.

Posted: 10/7/2014 12:50am et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) did not start Monday, Oct. 6, because of a tight back. The issue went away after he was worked on by trainers.
Huddle Up: Lynch caused some early alarm by missing the game's opening series, but finished just fine, rushing for 72 yards on 17 carries and 45 receiving yards and a TD on 5 catches.

Posted: 9/18/2014 11:01pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Beast Mode was back in action after sitting out Wednesday -- a good sign he'll be up for a full workload Sunday after getting only 10 touches in the Week 2 loss in San Diego.

Posted: 9/15/2014 11:11pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) is dealing with a back issue, and head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Sept. 15, that the issue is 'ongoing.' Lynch will be monitored. His back tightened up in the Week 2 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: This might help explain why Lynch only had 10 touches Sunday, and it's certainly something to monitor throughout the week.

Posted: 8/14/2014 2:15pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been cleared of any involvement in an assault and property damage accusation, the Washington police department said Thursday, Aug. 14. 'The Bellevue Police Department has determined that Marshawn Lynch was not involved in this incident in any way,' the department said in a statement. 'The case remains an open and active investigation. We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mr. Lynch and the Seahawks organization during this investigation.'
Huddle Up: Good news for Lynch's fantasy owners and the defending champs, who can resume their focus on getting ready for the Sept. 4 NFL season opener.

Posted: 8/11/2014 8:49pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is reportedly being investigated for alleged assault and property damage. The incident reportedly happened Sunday, Aug. 10, with no involvement of violence or sexual assault. The Bellevue Police Department is investigating the situation.
Huddle Up: Definitely see what develops here. The league office assuredly is as this wouldn't be Lynch's first off-field scrape with the law.

Posted: 8/1/2014 8:47pm et
The Seattle Seahawks officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch from the Reserve/Did Not Report list Friday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: The drama with Lynch is officially over and he's back with the team. Lynch currently has an ADP of Round 2.

Posted: 7/31/2014 8:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will make $6.5 million in base salary this season instead of $5 million, according to a league source. Lynch will now be guaranteed an additional $1 million that previously had to be earned by reaching incentives and will also be given $500,000 that he was due to earn next year.
Huddle Up: It's not the brand-new deal Lynch wanted, but it sounds like the Seahawks are being more than accommodating to the veteran back.

Posted: 7/31/2014 4:19pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and report to the team in the next 24 hours, according to various media reports. Lynch will not receive a new deal and added money, but the team is expected to add some financial concessions to his contract.
Huddle Up: This knocks the fantasy values of Christine Michael and Robert Turbin back down a peg or two, but both are still expected to get more work this season to lessen the burden on Lynch, who has logged a league-leading 901 rushing attempts over the past 3 seasons.

Posted: 7/29/2014 8:08pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has been fined $275,000 for missing his sixth straight day of training camp, per collective bargaining agreement rules.
Huddle Up: Ouch -- that's quite the Beastly penalty as the stalemate continues. In the meantime, the fantasy stocks of backups Christine Michael and Robert Turbin continue to climb.

Posted: 7/24/2014 11:53pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the organization are at a stalemate in talks regarding a new deal, and the RB will hold out of training camp, according to a source. Lynch wants top-three money for the position, while team officials are unwilling to give him a new deal, believing he is paid adequately. Lynch showed up for minicamp workouts only to avoid being fined.
Huddle Up: Backup Christine Michael already was a sleeper before the holdout news, and his fantasy value will keep climbing the longer the Lynch stalemate lasts.

Posted: 6/18/2014 11:32am et
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (ankle) attended the team's first day of minicamp Tuesday, June 17, but did not practice because of a sore ankle.
Huddle Up: So much for the retirement talk. Lynch may not be happy with his contract, but even being underpaid is better than not being paid at all.

Posted: 6/14/2014 7:17pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to retire this offseason, according to Tennessee Titans SS Jordan Babineaux. Babineaux said Lynch has been working on his training separate from the team. The Seahawks aren't likely to give Lynch an extension because he's already paid like a top-five running back.
Huddle Up: It's the offseason, so if there's a little smoke expect it to be fanned into a raging inferno. Lynch isn't likely to retire with a couple well-paid seasons left on his contract, so no need to bump him down your cheat sheet.

Posted: 6/11/2014 11:51pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to skip the team's mandatory minicamp next week, according to sources familiar with the team's thinking. Lynch skipped the team's visit to the White House in May, and reportedly hasn't appeared at any of the team's voluntary organized team activities (OTAs). He is thought to be unhappy with his contact, though it's not clear if that is the only football-related reason the running back is considering skipping or reporting late to minicamp.
Huddle Up: The Seahawks have hinted that their backfield may take on more of a committee approach this season, which may be one reason Lynch isn't showing up for things. It's a situation that bears watching, as Lynch is one of the few backs expected to consistently get 20-plus touches a game; if that plan is changing, his fantasy value will dip significantly.

Posted: 5/29/2014 7:57pm et
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is skipping organized team activities this week, which has given RB Christine Michael plenty of work. Michael had 'several impressive' runs in 11-on-11 drills Thursday, May 29.
Huddle Up: As we saw on Super Bowl Media Day, Lynch follows his own calendar, but that certainly hasn't seemed to affect the RB's production as he's had at least 1,416 yards from scrimmage and 12 TDs in each of his 3 seasons in Seattle.