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RB Marshawn Lynch - Free Agent

5-10, 223Born: 4-22-1986College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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General News (Fri Feb 5): is unlikely to return to the Seahawks in 2016, according to NFL Network commentator Michael Robinson. Robinson, who is close friends with Lynch, said he knew what Lynch's intentions were regarding retirement, but he wasn't at liberty to say. "It's fair to assume (his days in Seattle are over,)" Robinson said.

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19 at CAR 0 6 20 0 3 2 15 0 0 3.5

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 19 vs CAR (6 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Marshawn Lynch had just six rush attempts in his return from sports hernia surgery. On those six carries he totaled 20 yards and added another 15 through the air on two catches. He was targeted in the passing game three times and was a victim of poor game script after Seattle got behind early. On the carries he did receive he had little to no running room and did very little damage behind an offensive line that was dominated all night. Lynch was stuffed for a 3-yard loss on his first touch of the game and on his drop in the passing game did not seem on the same page with Russell Wilson as he turned around late for the ball. It could have been the final time we see Lynch in a Seahawks uniform, as he is a strong candidate to be cut in the offseason.

2015 Week 10 vs ARI (8 / 42 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Marshawn Lynch was listed as questionable against the Cardinals in Week 10 but played the entire game. Game script was a factor in his lack of production as Lynch finished with just 8 rush attempts for 42 yards. He did add a rushing touchdown off of a sack-fumble from Carson Palmer in the fourth quarter, as well as one reception for 8 yards. Seattle was forced to abandon the run early in this game as they were behind. Lynch did have a touchdown vultured by Will Tukuafu as well and his long play of the night was just 16 yards in the third quarter.

2015 Week 8 vs DAL (21 / 71 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

Marshawn Lynch had 71 yards on 21 rush attempts in Week 8 against the cowboys and also added two catches for 11 yards. In a game where the offensive line played relatively well for the first time all year Lynch mostly underwhelmed with 3.3 yards per carry and a game-long run of just 12 yards. He lost yards on multiple occasions on the teams final drive and also showed a lack of game awareness running out of bounds to stop the clock. The volume will continue to be there as this is the second straight game in which he has been given 20-plus carries.

2015 Week 7 vs SF (27 / 122 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Starting running back Marshawn Lynch was involved heavily in the offense in Week 7 as he rushed 27 times for 122 yards along with a 1-yard rushing touchdown diving over the pile. On his second carry of the night Lynch showed extreme balance and athleticism cutting behind the line of scrimmage and making a defender miss in the open field for a 17-yard gain. He would get nine carries on this opening drive and ultimately punch in a rushing touchdown at the goal line to finish it off. Lynch averaged 4.5 yards per carry behind sub-par offensive line play but clearly looked more healthy than he has of late battling through calf and hamstring injuries in the past month.

2015 Week 6 vs CAR (17 / 54 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

In his return to the lineup in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers Marshawn Lynch resumed his bell-cow role in this offense dominating the carries in this backfield. On 17 carries Lynch went for 54 yards and a touchdown that came from the one-yard line. This was Lynch's first of the season and Seattle's second of the season. Lynch is averaging just 3.3 yards per carry in 2015 behind a very poor offensive line but did have three targets in the passing game in Week 6. He was able to break through for a 17-yard gain in the fourth quarter that helped setup a Seahawks field goal but that was the largest chunk of yardage he would gain all night.

2015 Week 3 vs CHI (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Starting running back Marshawn Lynch was questionable entering this game with a calf injury and would later leave with an apparent hamstring injury that is not believed to be serious. Lynch had only 5 carries for 14 yards on the ground and added one catch for 9 yards on a key 4th down play for the Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll said Lynch was having a hard time getting loose before the game but tried to play. His health will be something to keep an eye on before next weeks Monday night game against the Lions.

2015 Week 2 vs GB (15 / 41 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

Though handling all the carries, running back Marshawn Lynch was held in check Sunday night by the Packers, boasting just 2.7 yards per carry and 3 receptions for 21 yards. He was unable to find much running room all night as he attempted to cut back at the line of scrimmage multiple times, where the defenders did a nice job not to over pursue along the back side. Lynch and the Seahawks continue to struggle in short yardage situations but do use Lynch to set up plays in the passing game off of play action regularly. Lynch's longest run of the day was for just 11 yards and he wasn't given much from his offensive line outside of short chunks of yardage just past the line of scrimmage. He was given carries in the red zone but ultimately lost a reception touchdown to Fred Jackson as he came in the game in relief. Not surprisingly Lynch does seem to get better as the game goes on, softening up the defense until in the 4th quarter tackling him seems to get harder and harder for opposing defenses. He was active in the read option but almost loses a fumble in the 4th quarter off of a high handoff from Russell Wilson where the play is negated by an offside's penalty.

2015 Week 1 vs STL (18 / 73 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 31 / 0 rec)

Lynch's first short yardage play came on the first series where he not only picked up the first down, he carried about 4 ram defenders an extra 5 yards with them on his back for a 10-yard gain. Lynch achieved just over 100 total yards off of 23 touches and his longest run of the game was for 24 yards. He was bottled up at line of scrimmage multiple times for either a loss or no gain. He took a good amount of his touches from the shotgun and finished the game with 5 receptions for 31 yards. He does a good job with his short yardage carries all game to keep some drives alive for the Seahawks. His first carry of 2nd quarter, Lynch finds nothing right and comes back across the field for a 5-yard gain that would have ended in a loss of yardage. On a 3rd and 1 play Lynch finally finds some room for a nice 13-yard gain. Completes two-point conversion off Jimmy Graham touchdown in the third quarter. In overtime Lynch makes a great catch when quarterback Russell Wilson was trying to avoid pressure yet a gain. He took this catch 19 yards up field for a first time. In a crucial 4th and 1 situation, Pete Carroll decides to put the game in Lynch's hands and go for it. The game ends as Lynch is stuffed for a 1-yard loss.

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