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#24 RB

Marshawn Lynch

Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
215 lbs
Age:
29
Born:
Apr 22, 1986
Birth Place:
Oakland,
Experience:
9 years
College:
California
Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2014 Regular Season
280 1,306 4.7 79 17

Lynch is coming back to the Seattle Seahawks under a restructured contract for the 2015 season that will pay him $12 million, according to his agent Doug Hendrickson.

Lynch agreed to his new deal Friday after meeting with Seahawks officials. Hendrickson said the deal adds two more years to Lynch's existing contract that went through the 2015 season, but gives him a significant pay increase for next season. Lynch is coming off arguably the best season of his career. He scored a career-high 17 total touchdowns, including 13 rushing. He rushed for 1,306 yards in the regular season and added another 318 yards in three postseason games.

Coach Pete Carroll says he wants Marshawn Lynch to return next season and that the Seahawks are making some "big" offers to keep him on the field. Carroll spoke Friday at the NFL's annual scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Lynch is expected to make $7 million in 2015. But he's been trying to get a long-term deal and is now contemplating retirement. On Thursday, general manager John Schneider said he wouldn't be "shocked" if Lynch did retire. Lynch has been Seattle's offensive workhorse over the past five years. With the 28-year-old running back, the Seahawks have won back-to-back NFC championships and the Super Bowl following the 2013 season.

The NFL won't decide on any discipline for Lynch until after the Super Bowl, commissioner Roger Goodell said at his Super Bowl news conference Friday.

Lynch has kept all his media appearances this week to five minutes or less and hasn't said much. He has also donned hats with logos of his own apparel line, which are not sponsored by the NFL. While Goodell did not comment about what the possible penalty might be, he made clear that Lynch had an obligation to do the interviews.

The NFL has fined Lynch $20,000 for making an obscene gesture during last Sunday's NFC championship game, a person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The league did not specify what the gesture was in the win over Green Bay. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine has not been publicly announced. Most recently, Lynch was fined $11,000 for an inappopriate gesture in Seattle's win over Arizona on Dec. 21.

Lynch ran 14 times for 60 yards and a TD in Sunday's win over Seattle.

There are question marks regarding Lynch's future, though he proved this year he could still go into "Beast Mode", running for 1,306 yards and a career-high 13 TDs.

Lynch missed the first quarter due what the team said was an upset stomach and made the Cardinals' bellies hurt, running for 113 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a highlight-reel, tackle-breaking 79-yarder that he punctuated by grabbing his crotch as he leaped into the end zone.

Lynch was in Beast Mode and he should be in 'Feast Mode' next week at home against the Rams in a revenge game as the Seahawks look to seize the No. 1 seed.

Lynch rumbled for 91 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over San Francisco.

Lynch has 10 rushing TDs, all of which have come at home. If you have other solid options, it wouldn't be crazy to sit Lynch in a tough Week 16 matchup at Arizona.

Lynch racked up 113 total yards from scrimmage and found the end zone in Sunday's 24-14 win at Philadelphia.

It was a pretty good day for Lynch, who hauled in his fourth TD reception. He's second in the league with 13 total TDs.

Lynch ran 20 times for 104 yards in Thursday's win in San Francisco.

It was his third 100-yard effort in four games, but he's gone three games without a touchdown after scoring six in his previous two.

Lynch struggled through an illness Sunday on the way to 39 yards on 15 carries.

Lynch, who had run for 264 yards and four scores over his previous two games, isn't in danger of missing Thursday's matchup with San Francisco.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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