Some say the NFL stands for “Not For Long.” Marshawn Lynch’s retirement also could fall under that acronym.
The former Seattle Seahawks running back is “up in the air” about returning to the NFL, ProFootballTalks’s Mike Florio reported Thursday, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. The source told Florio that Weeks 4 and 5 are likely targets for a comeback, should he choose to make one.
Lynch played nine seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills and the Seahawks. He retired after last season with over 9,000 career rushing yards and 74 touchdowns and one Super Bowl win (in 2013) on his résumé.
The Seahawks retain Lynch’s rights and would have the first option of signing him. The Seahawks have prepared for the season without Lynch, and his $9 million salary could pressure them into making other unanticipated roster moves to fit him under the cap.
We’ll have to wait and see how Seattle’s season unfolds, especially on offense, and monitor Lynch’s social media activity for clues about his intentions.
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