The Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday that star running back Marshawn Lynch will be on the reserve/retired list putting NFL rumors of a possible comeback off the table. He announced months ago that he was retiring from the NFL but it was only on Thursday that it was made official as the Seahawks announced the retirement.
The Seahawks’ move to put Lynch on the reserve/retired list, Seattle will clear $6.5 million in salary cap room and will have $5 million in dead money. The 29-year-old Lynch had two years remaining of a three-year $31 million deal he signed with the Seahawks before the 2015 season. Lynch would have earned about $16 million for the next two seasons if he did not retire.
The controversial Lynch will end an NFL career with 9,112 yards rushing on 2,144 carries with 252 receptions for 1,979 receiving yards and 83 total touchdowns for the Seahawks and Buffalo Bills, in a career from 2007 to 2015. The Bills drafted Lynch as the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Lynch was a five-time Pro Bowler and made the first team All Pro team in 2012. Lynch helped the Seahawks to the Super Bowl XLVIII win and two NFC championships. Lynch was the rushing touchdowns leader in 2013 and 2014 and the NFL total TDs co-leader in 2014.
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