Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on 710 ESPN Radio that former running back Marshawn Lynch is traveling to Seattle to meet with the team and discuss his return to the team.
Lynch never filled out his retirement papers with the NFL enabling him to sign with any team he so chooses. After meeting with the Seahawks Lynch is expected to undergo a physical which will assess what kind of shape he is in . No doubt conspiracy theorists are having a field day given Lynch was in Seattle a few weeks ago on a non football visit. Makes one wonder though given Pete Carroll ‘s comment after last nights loss to the Cardinals.
We did get both of our running backs banged up today. Chris [Carson] and C.J. [Prosise] both got hurt. They’re out. We have to get to scrambling; Johnny’s [Schneider] got to get to work and figure out what we’re doing next. That’s a lot of game for Homer to have to play by himself. So, obviously, we will make some moves here, and figure some stuff out.Pete Carroll on Seahawks needing to make a move at running back after losing Carson and Prosise to season ending injuries
After the Carson and Prosise injuries Travis Homer became the featured back and the sixth round draft pick from Miami participated in 48% of the offensive snaps finishing with 16 rushing yards on five carries. Homer also had sic receptions for 26 yards.
LAST TIME LYNCH PLAYED
Lynch’s last game action was last year with the Oakland Raiders where he played six games and finished the season with 376 yards. The 33 year old Lynch spent the 2011- 2015 season with the Seahawks and lead the NFL in touchdowns in 2013 and 2014
Carroll also gave an injury update on Duane Brown, Jadeveon Clowney, Shaquill Griffin and Quandre Diggs. Brown had surgery and could return in a few weeks. Griffin, Clowney should make it back while Diggs has some hurdles to overcome but he looks to return after sitting out the Cardinals with Griffin and Clowney.