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Marshawn Lynch marks Seattle return with ten-second presser, Eddie Murphy quote

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Marshawn Lynch is back all right.

The 33-year-old running back, who officially agreed to re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks this week, had a brief media session on Tuesday to mark his return. In the session, Lynch offered season’s greetings, quoted Eddie Murphy, and walked off after just ten seconds. Take a look:

“Happy Holidays. Merry New Year. Y’all have a great day,” said Lynch. “It’s a great feeling to be back.”

Beast Mode obviously wins style points for the fire “Trading Places” reference.

But Lynch, who was previously with the Seahawks from 2010 to 2015 (including their Super Bowl XLVIII victory), should have plenty of impact beyond just one-liners. The team needs him in the wake of injuries to top running backs Chris Carson, CJ Prosise, and Rashad Penny, and Lynch is already training pretty intensely to prepare.

Travis Homer could have big role for Seahawks despite Marshawn Lynch signing

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A lot of attention is rightly focused on Marshawn Lynch playing for the Seattle Seahawks this week, but it may be ignoring who the team’s actual featured back will be.

On Tuesday, addressing the media after the Lynch signing, coach Pete Carroll suggested that Travis Homer, a sixth round rookie, could be in line for a heavy workload in the NFC West decider against San Francisco on Sunday.

This is entirely logical. Lynch hasn’t played all season, while Homer has been with the Seahawks and knows the offense. He only has eight carries on the season, but they’ve gone for 52 yards.

Lynch obviously passed his physical, and Carroll said his weight is fine. His role may grow going forward, since the Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth and will have at least one more game no matter what happens Sunday. For the regular season finale, however, he may end up taking a back seat to Homer.

Marshawn Lynch officially signs with Seahawks

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Beast Mode is back in Seattle!

Marshawn Lynch has officially signed with the Seahawks. His agent shared a photo of the contract as proof of the deal, which was consummated on Monday night.

The contract covers the rest of this season, including the postseason. It does not go beyond that, according to Adam Schefter.

Lynch last played for Seattle in 2015, then took a year off, and played the last two seasons for Oakland. He is now 33 but averaged 4.2 yards per carry in six games last season.

The Seahawks were desperate for running back help after losing Chris Carson and CJ Prosise to injuries on Sunday. They have since added two former running backs — Robert Turbin, and Lynch. Lynch should be ready to play on Sunday against San Francisco with the division title on the line.

Wondering how he’s been training? Here’s an idea:

Marshawn Lynch closer to signing with Seahawks after passing physical

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Marshawn Lynch’s return to the Seattle Seahawks is looking closer to happening.

Lynch went to Seattle on Monday to visit with the team and underwent a physical. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport says the physical went well and that a reunion is closer to reality.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter said at halftime of “Monday Night Football” that the two sides are expected to get a deal done.

The Seahawks already were without Rashaad Penny, who suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier this month. Then they lost both Chris Carson and CJ Prosise to injuries in the loss to Arizona on Sunday. They have already signed Robert Turbin, and it seems like Lynch could be next.

Lynch is 33 and appeared in just six games with the Oakland Raiders last season. Some may say he’s rusty, but he could prove that he is merely rested. Having him back in Seattle would be quite the story after he last played for them in 2015.

Pete Carroll confirms Seahawks’ interest in Marshawn Lynch

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The Seattle Seahawks have lost three key running backs to injuries this month, and they may be calling on Marshawn Lynch to help fill the void as they head into the postseason.

Not long after Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Lynch is flying to Seattle on Monday to discuss a return to his former team, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the team is interested in bringing back “Beast Mode.”

The two sides are optimistic that Lynch will sign a deal with the team, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lynch is 33 and has played in only six games over the past two seasons, but he’s certainly familiar with the offense in Seattle. If he is healthy and has managed to stay in shape, he could give Seattle a rare opportunity to address a major need that arose at a terrible time.

Lynch had the best seasons of his career with the Seahawks before temporarily retiring following the 2015 season. Seattle then agreed to trade him to the Oakland Raiders in 2017 so he could play for his hometown team. Assuming he does sign with his former team, Lynch could be asked to carry a big workload.

Marshawn Lynch could return to Seahawks in wake of RB injuries

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The Seattle Seahawks are in desperate need of running back help as they head toward the postseason, and they could bring back a very familiar face to help address that issue.

Marshawn Lynch is reportedly traveling to Seattle on Monday to discuss the possibility of rejoining to his former team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

The Seahawks have had their entire running back depth chart wiped out in recent weeks. It began when Rashaad Penny suffered a torn ACL earlier this month, and then both Chris Carson and CJ Prosise suffered season-ending injuries in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Carson is expected to miss the rest of the year with his hip injury and Prosise will not return after hurting his arm.

Lynch is one of the most popular players in Seahawks franchise history, so fans would likely be thrilled if he signed with the team again. He is 33 and has not played much over the past two years, as he appeared in just six games with the Oakland Raiders last season. However, Lynch is certainly familiar with Seattle’s offense and should have something to offer if he’s healthy.

There were reports prior to the season that Lynch could still play for another team, but he never ended up signing.

Video appears to show Marshawn Lynch disrespecting moms at football camp

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Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch had some issues at his football camp last week that led to some parents taking their kids and leaving, and footage that surfaced on Wednesday shows some of the confrontation that took place.

Lynch was hosting his “Lynch’s Fam 1st Family” camp in the Seattle area on July 28 when some women who had children taking part in the camp became upset with the way things were being run, according to a report from TMZ. The children participating in the camp were as young as 9 years old, and apparently some parents took exception to the level of physicality and the way Lynch was speaking to their kids. One mother, Stephanie Siva, told TMZ that Lynch swore at the kids and made some of them cry.

When Siva objected to the way things were being run, Lynch ran up into the bleachers to speak with her and some other parents. A video obtained by TMZ shows Lynch asking one of the mothers if “there’s a man here with you.” When the woman asked why that matters, Lynch said he would prefer to speak to a man about what was going on. He then spoke with the parents about how there are consequences if the kids don’t do what is asked of them and admitted to telling at least one child to “get the f— out of my drill.”

After some of the parents took their kids and left, Lynch grabbed a microphone and addressed the situation.

“I wanted to say I apologize to the young lady that took off,” Lynch said. “She’s probably ran off already. But, that is no excuse for what I got going on on this field.

“When they on this field, they belong to me. But, as soon as I’m done, you can have them back. And you can do what you going to do.”

It’s hard to tell exactly what went on even with the videos, but Lynch saying he would prefer to speak with a man seemed uncalled for. We know from some of his antics during his playing days that Lynch has a temper, but it shouldn’t matter whether he is speaking to a child’s mother or father.

Report: Marshawn Lynch could still return to Raiders

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Don’t close the door on a potential Marshawn Lynch return to the Oakland Raiders.

According to Steve Wyche of NFL Network, Lynch would be willing to play another season with the Raiders if the team decides that it wants him back.

Oakland’s running back situation is in flux right now. First-round draft pick Josh Jacobs figures to play a significant role, but Isaiah Crowell suffered a devastating injury that has already ended his season. They’ve brought Doug Martin back into the fold as a result, but it’s unclear whether they’re comfortable relying on him as well.

It sounded this week like Lynch was retiring for good. That may not be the case, but it remains to be seen how desperately the Raiders want him back.

Marshawn Lynch reportedly planning to retire

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The Oakland Raiders have a plethora of draft picks to use this week as a result of some blockbuster trades they made last season, and they may have to consider using one of them on a potential starting running back.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Marshawn Lynch, who is currently a free agent, is planning to retire.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media added that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden had made it clear the team was not planning to re-sign Lynch. They intend to use an early draft pick at the position.

Lynch grew up in Oakland, and he came out of retirement after a year off in 2016 because he wanted to play for the Raiders. He was still pretty effective in two seasons with the team, averaging more than 4.2 yards per carry and scoring 10 total touchdowns. However, he appeared in just six games last season.

Either plans have changed for the Raiders, or what Gruden said about Lynch earlier in the offseason was yet another lie from the head coach.

Jon Gruden wants Marshawn Lynch back with Raiders in 2019

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Marshawn Lynch was limited to just six games this past season because of injury, and there has understandably been speculation that the 32-year-old could could decide to retire — for good this time. Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he is hoping that’s not the case.

While speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Gruden said he is unsure if Lynch will play in 2019 but would welcome him back with the Raiders if he does.

Lynch rushed for 376 yards on 90 attempts, which were his lowest totals since he was still with the Buffalo Bills in 2010. He also grew up in Oakland and wanted to play for the Raiders for that reason, and it is not even clear where the team will be playing next season. That could play a role in Lynch’s decision.

If Lynch does return, he will likely be doing so at discounted rate. He took a pay cut before the 2018 season and ended up with a base salary of $4.5 million, and he will need to play for a lot less than that next year.