Seattle Seahawks rumors indicate Marshawn Lynch is ready to return to practice. These new Seattle Seahawks rumors come from head coach Pete Carroll, who says that Lynch could be ready to practice on Wednesday, December 30. A report on the Carroll interview states that Lynch will go through a workout on Tuesday, December 29 to determine whether he is ready to head back to the field.
If Lynch does return to practice with the Seahawks on Wednesday, it is possible that he could be active against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17. That would be a big addition to the roster, especially with the 2016 NFL Playoffs right around the corner. Speaking about whether he thought that Lynch would be able to pick up where he left off this season, Carroll provided an in-depth answer to the question.
“It depends. We have to see him play football and see if everything translates. He’s always come back in really good shape and he’s been fast and strong and has had his endurance and stuff like that, so we’re kinda hoping that’s the same when the time comes.”
After losing Thomas Rawls to season-ending surgery, these Seattle Seahawks rumors could be really good news for the team. Playing against the St. Louis Rams in Week 16, a streak of consecutive games, where the Seahawks rushed for more than 100 yards, came to an end. The team managed just 60 net rushing yards, as veteran Fred Jackson had just 11 yards to lead the committee of reserve running backs.
In parts of seven games during the 2015 NFL season, Marshawn Lynch ran for 417 yards and posted 80 receiving yards. He had averaged just 3.8 yards per carry but was playing injured in several games. The 29-year-old veteran had also scored just three touchdowns when it was revealed that he would have to go through hernia surgery and be sidelined for a majority of the season.
Lynch is in the first year of a three-year contract extension with the Seahawks. He is set to make $9 million in base salary for the 2016 NFL season should he decide to stay in the league. The front office in Seattle has a tough decision coming, as a choice between Thomas Rawls and Marshawn Lynch might be a big part of the offseason. One of the two running backs could get traded to address other needs on the roster, possibly including the offensive line.
Lynch was huge for the team in the 2015 NFL Playoffs, showing why these Seattle Seahawks rumors could be big news for the team. In three games during the postseason, Lynch rushed for 318 yards and posted 63 receiving yards. He averaged 5.0 yards per carry, making him a valuable asset against the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, and New England Patriots. In the NFC title game, Lynch ran for 157 yards on the Packers defense and then rushed for 102 yards against the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Those are numbers the Seahawks could use in the 2016 NFL Playoffs as well.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Seahawks could be faced with the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, or Minnesota Vikings in the wild card round of the playoffs. That will be determined based on how the Week 17 games go between four playoff teams. Several different scenarios could play out for the teams involved in the postseason, with the Seahawks having a shot to play three different teams. The Seattle Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers play the Minnesota Vikings to decide how the final seeding will look. Those games take place on Sunday, January 3.
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