Marshawn Lynch RUMORS & NEWS

  • Marshawn Lynch's retirement includes school construction in Haiti

    Sporting News "Marshawn Lynch is making the most of his retirement. The former Seahawks running back last week traveled with ex-teammate Cliff Avril (along with Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Buccaneers tackle Godser Cherilus) to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. There, the athletes helped rebuild an elementary..." April 21

  • Seahawks' Lynch yet to file retirement papers

    Seattle Times "Marshawn Lynch memorably announced his retirement via twitter late during Denver’s Super Bowl win over Carolina. That the Seahawks have yet to place Lynch on a reserve/retired list, though, has raised at least a few eyebrows (since Lynch has two years remaining on his contract, the team has to..." March 25

  • Report: Seahawks not expected to ask Lynch to repay $5M bonus

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks aren't expected to go after the $5 million in signing bonus money paid to Marshawn Lynch prior to the running back's retirement, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Lynch signed a three-year, $31-million deal last offseason. That deal included a reported $7.5 million in..." February 17

  • Some Seahawks Players Believe Marshawn Lynch Could Change His Mind About Retirement

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R reports that numerous Seahawks players have doubts that Marshawn Lynch will follow through on his decision to retire from the NFL. These players reportedly believe Lynch could have a change of heart at some point this offseason, most likely after offseson workouts are..." February 11

  • Agent confirms Marshawn Lynch intends to retire

    The Score "Marshawn Lynch intends to retire from football. Doug Hendrickson, the agent for the Seattle Seahawks star running back, confirmed his client's plans to The Associated Press on Monday. Lynch had indicated as much Sunday night by tweeting a picture with a pair of cleats hanging from a power or..." February 08

  • Marshawn Lynch Reportedly Hasn’t Spent A Single Penny Of His NFL Money

    Uproxx "Now that Marshawn Lynch has literally hung up his sneakers, letting the world know he was retiring in a tweet during the Super Bowl, let’s marvel at how he managed his money during his NFL career. Ian Rapoport went with a “Thrift Mode” but “Be Stingy Mode” is better because it sounds..." February 08

  • Marshawn Lynch apparently retires in the middle of Super Bowl 50

    CBS Sports "Marshawn Lynch is a weird cat, man. He does things his own way. So it was pretty perfect for him to announce on Twitter he's retiring in the middle of the Super Bowl. Lynch didn't even say anything either. He just posted a "peace out" emoji along with a picture of cleats hanging up. That's..." February 08

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Teammates still attempting to change his mind, but Seahawks' RB Marshawn Lynch has told some close to him he plans to retire, per sources.

  • Marshawn Lynch told friends he is retiring

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has reportedly told those close to him that he is calling it a career. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lynch has informed some people of his plans to retire, and his Seattle Seahawks teammates are trying to get him to reconsider." February 07

  • Michael Robinson says it’s “fair to assume” Marshawn Lynch is done in Seattle

    Sports Radio KJR "On Thursday, from radio row, former Seahawks fullback and current NFL Network commentator, Michael Robinson, joined Softy to talk about the Seahawks and future of running back Marshawn Lynch. Robinson sheds light on what he thinks Lynch will do next season. In addition, Robinson comments on..." February 05

  • Marshawn Lynch to open ‘Beast Mode’ retail store in Oakland

    San Francisco Chronicle "Oakland-born NFL runningback Marshawn Lynch has turned “Beast Mode” into a brand identity — and now he’ll use it to spawn a retail empire. Lynch will return to his hometown Friday to cut the ribbon on his first official Beast Mode apparel store, opening in Old Oakland just two days before the..." February 03

  • Lynch's mom denies report on Beast Mode's future

    King 5 "When Delisa "Momma" Lynch talks, many Seahawks fans listen. A report from TMZ says "Momma" Lynch said her son, Marshawn, still has gas left in the tank and will not retire. On Saturday, "Momma" Lynch told KING 5 Sports the report is not true. She said she doesn't want Marshawn to retire, but..." January 24

  • Marshawn Lynch could owe the Seahawks millions if he retires

    CBS Sports "If Marshawn Lynch is going to retire, he better make sure his bank account can handle it. If Beast Mode goes into Retirement Mode, he could have to repay the Seahawks up to $5 million in bonus money. When Lynch extended his contract with the Seahawks in March 2015, the new deal included a $7.5..." January 24

  • Seahawks GM: Marshawn Lynch leaning toward retirement

    SI "Seahawks GM John Schneider believes running back Marshawn Lynch could retire this offseason. Schneider went on ESPN 710 radio in Seattle on Friday and said he was “under the impression Lynch is leaning towards retirement.” He also added that tight end Jimmy Graham will be back with the team..." January 23

  • Seahawks Want Lynch Back in 2016 After 'Significant' Pay Cut

    Bleacher Report "With Marshawn Lynch's 2015 season having some excellent highs and notable lows, his place with the Seattle Seahawks has come under scrutiny. Will the Seahawks retain Lynch for the 2016 season? What stipulations might there be for Beast Mode? Find out in the video above as Bleacher Report NFL..." January 19

  • Marshawn Lynch 'absolutely' done playing for the Seahawks

    Sun Times "With the Seattle Seahawks losing in heart-breaking fashion on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Seattle’s offense could look very different in 2016 without one important running back. Lynch is also approaching his 30th birthday, an age that sees many NFL running backs have significant..." January 19

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    Zach Whitman @zjwhitman

    "Yes, absolutely, 100%" -- John Clayton on if Marshawn Lynch is done in Seattle

  • Has Marshawn Lynch played his last game with the Seahawks?

    The Score "Marshawn Lynch proved to be one of the most indefatigable athletes in the NFL with his bruising style of play while cementing the aura of "Beast Mode." However, Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers was a harrowing reminder that even the most powerful of athletes can break down at a moment's..." January 18

  • Marshawn Lynch will play for Seahawks vs. Panthers "Marshawn Lynch will play in the Seahawks' Divisional Round tussle with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Seattle coach Pete Carroll told NFL Media's Albert Breer. Lynch was listed as probable on the team's official injury report. Still, after not flying to Minnesota last weekend at the last..." January 17

  • Seattle's Marshawn Lynch declares himself 'ready' for Panthers

    ESPN "Asked about his status for Sunday's divisional round playoff game against the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks running back Lynch sent ESPN's Kenny Mayne a two-word reply. "I'm Ready." Lynch was a full participant at practice on Wednesday and Thursday. He also practiced in full last week,..." January 15

  • Beast Mode's last ride? How Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch got to this point

    ESPN 710 Seattle "Marshawn Lynch had to be taken off the Seahawks' charter-flight manifest last Friday. That should provide an idea about the degree of surprise over the decision he would not travel to Minnesota for the team's wild-card game. After a week of full participation at practice, something had..." January 13

  • Lynch practices; Carroll hopes RB 'can get it done' "Will this be the week we finally see Marshawn Lynch back on the field? Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Lynch will take part in practice on Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from abdominal surgery. "We are gonna go day to day," Carroll said. "Day to day is how..." January 13

  • No setback for Marshawn Lynch before missing wild-card win

    ESPN "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Marshawn Lynch did not have a setback last week before he was ruled out of Seattle's wild-card win, and the running back's status for Sunday's contest against the Carolina Panthers could go all the way up until game time. "We've got to go one day at..." January 11

  • Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch 'just didn't feel like he had it'

    ESPN "Marshawn Lynch benched himself for his team's NFC wild-card game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. Carroll, commenting for the first time on the latest twist in Lynch's injury saga, said Sunday that the mercurial running back opted not to..." January 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Talked Marshawn Lynch on @NFLGameDay: I'm told he never felt quite right practicing all week. Had a setback Friday following his surgery

  • Marshawn Lynch undoubtedly at the end of the line in Seattle

    Pro Football Talk "In theory, he could return to play later in the postseason. But with Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch skipping the trip to Minnesota following a seven-game absence after core-muscle surgery, the question becomes whether Lynch will be a Seahawk in 2016. He almost definitely won’t be. Due..." January 10

  • Seahawks rule out running back Marshawn Lynch for Sunday’s playoff game

    Seattle Times "The comeback road of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took a strange turn Friday when he told the team after practice that he couldn’t play and did not accompany the team to Minnesota for its wild-card playoff game against the Vikings Sunday. Indications all week had been that Lynch would..." January 09

  • Seahawks OC on Marshawn Lynch: 'I'd expect him to be full-go, full speed'

    CBS Sports "A couple weeks ago, Seattle Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable was asked about the team's plans for running back Marshawn Lynch, if the man they call Beast Mode was able to make it back from his injury in time for the playoffs. Here's what he had to say: (Are you counting on Marshawn..." January 07

  • Pete Carroll says Marshawn Lynch 'ready to go' for wild-card game

    ESPN "Marshawn Lynch returned to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, and Pete Carroll said he anticipates the running back will start against the Minnesota Vikings in the wild-card game this weekend. "He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He's in the program, going, working, and he's going to keep doing his..." January 05

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    Liz Mathews 710 ESPN @Liz_Mathews

    Carroll said #Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is "in the program" and should be ready to go. Hopes he can play Sunday.

  • Marshawn Lynch returns to Seahawks' facility for workout

    The Score "After nearly a two-month hiatus, Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch returned to the team's facility for a workout, head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on 710 ESPN Seattle. Lynch underwent surgery on Nov. 25 to correct a sports hernia. Prior to injury, Lynch rushed for 417 yards..." January 04

  • Pete Carroll anticipates Marshawn Lynch will be back with team Mon.

    ESPN "Seahawks coach Pete Carroll indicated Friday that running back Marshawn Lynch has a good chance of returning to practice Monday as the team prepares for the postseason. "I have an expectation of that," Carroll said. "Let me say I'm anticipating that." Lynch has missed the past six games..." January 02

  • Marshawn Lynch trademarks 'I'm just here so I won't get fined'

    CBS Sports "Marshawn Lynch has never been talkative with the media, a fact made crystal clear during the last two Super Bowls. And on Tuesday, perhaps to commemorate the occasion, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted the Seahawks running back the trademark to "I'm just here so I won't get fined,"..." December 30

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    Desmond Purnell @DesmondPurnell

    Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll says RB Marshawn Lynch is day to day. Carroll added that Lynch will not play this weekend.

  • Marshawn Lynch's trainer has 'no doubts' he'll be ready when needed

    CBS Sports "Marshawn Lynch, who has been out since late November after getting surgery for a sports hernia, is training at a San Francisco gym trying to get back on the field as soon as possible. According to a report from, he is expected to return to the Seattle area as soon as this week, and may..." December 27

  • Seahawks OL coach says Lynch will have to adjust to new offense

    CBS Sports "For most of his time in Seattle, Marshawn Lynch has been the engine that powers the Seahawks' offense. Russell Wilson has of course played a sizable role as well, but for the three seasons prior to this one, almost everything Seattle did flowed from Lynch's ability to pick up pretty much whatever..." December 24

  • Carroll: Still no timetable for Marshawn Lynch return

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks lost running back Thomas Rawls for the season on Sunday to a broken ankle and torn ankle ligaments, which naturally raised the question of whether Marshawn Lynch will be healthy enough to step back into the lineup before the year is out. Coach Pete Carroll’s answer to that question..." December 14

  • Seahawks' Carroll indicates Lynch isn't close to returning

    The Score "The Seattle Seahawks hoped to have Marshawn Lynch back three-to-four weeks after abdominal surgery, but that timetable may have been on the ambitious side. Head coach Pete Carroll indicated Monday that the running back, who's nearly two weeks removed from surgery, still has a way to go in his..." December 08

  • Marshawn Lynch sends gift to family of slain high school football player

    CBS Sports "When Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch heard about the death of Jaulon Clavo, he wanted do something to keep the 17-year-old's memory alive, so he sent a Seahawks jersey with Clavo's name and high school football number to Clavo's family in California. The 17-year-old high school senior..." December 05

  • Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks likely heading for a split at end of season

    CBS Sports "Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch underwent surgery on Wednesday to try to correct a lingering groin injury and the team expects to wait upwards of a month to determine whether or not to place him on season-ending IR, sources said, but it would not be a surprise at this point if the former..." November 29

  • Marshawn Lynch has procedure, Seahawks don't plan to put RB on IR

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks are taking a wait-and-see approach on star running back Marshawn Lynch, who underwent a procedure on Wednesday for a groin injury, sources said. Seattle expects to wait 3-4 weeks for Lynch to recover to determine if he can play again this season and isn't planning to put the RB on..." November 25

  • Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch to have surgery for hernia "The Seahawks' push for the playoffs is going to come without Beast Mode. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the running back will need surgery to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to be out a month. The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday morning, according to a source. The timeline..." November 25

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch arrives in Philly today to meet with Dr. William Meyers. Belief is he's dealing with a sports hernia, after all

  • Marshawn Lynch to be checked for sports hernia, could be out for season

    USA Today "Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could be forced to sit the rest of the season with a sports hernia, according to one published report on Monday. Lynch was in street clothes on the sidelines for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. After the Seahawks’ 29-13 victory, Seattle coach..." November 23

  • Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to see specialist, may need surgery

    Seattle Times "Marshawn Lynch will travel to Philadelphia on Monday and meet with Dr. William C. Meyers, who will examine the running back’s abdominal injury. The visit could have long-term implications on his future with the Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll said the injury could be a sports hernia and didn’t..." November 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch was expected to play. Turns out... Not so much. He's officially inactive. Thomas Rawls starts.

  • Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) questionable "Stop me if you've heard this one before: Marshawn Lynch is listed as questionable on the Seattle Seahawks' injury report ahead of Sunday's tilt with the San Francisco 49ers. Lynch sat out practices this week while dealing with an abdomen injury. " November 21

  • Marshawn Lynch's agent calls out Russell Wilson after ugly 1st half

    CBS Sports "The Seahawks' offense got off to an ugly start on Sunday night against the Cardinals. How ugly was it? On Seattle's first four offensive possessions, the Seahawks punted three times and on the one possession where they didn't punt, they gave up a safety. It gets worse, too: Through the first..." November 16

  • Marshawn Lynch is truly 50-50 to play

    Pro Football Talk "Every week, plenty of players are listed as questionable for their next game, which means there’s a 50-50 chance the player will play. Then comes Sunday morning, when the Twitter version of the Cannonball Run lets everyone know who will be playing and who won’t be playing, despite being..." November 15

  • Seahawks make Marshawn Lynch late addition to injury report

    Pro Football Talk "The Seahawks have a big game on Sunday night when they host the 6-2 Cardinals in a game that will significantly impact their chances of making a run at another NFC West division title. Their final injury report before the game featured one surprising twist. Running back Marshawn Lynch has been..." November 14