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Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return

Mar 21, 2017 1:46 PM

The agent of Marshawn Lynch is unsure if he will come out of retirement to join the Oakland Raiders.

The Seattle Seahawks own the NFL rights to Lynch and he'd have to petition the NFL to return and then be released or traded.

“Well, in all sincerity, Marshawn’s been in Canada,” agent Doug Hendrickson told KNBR Monday. “I’m due to see him this week. So he and I have not spoken about this at all. So it was the media who took the ball and ran with it. He’s one of the most unique guys I’ve ever been with in my life.

“Marshawn, it wouldn’t shock me if he says, 'Hey, I want to play.’ It wouldn’t shock me if he says, 'Nah, I don’t know where this came from. I don’t want to play.’ ”

According to Hendrickson, money won’t be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

“He doesn’t spend any of the money he’s made. He’s got a lot of money,” Hendrickson said. “He does miss football. No question. He loves the game of football. He’s 30. But until I meet with him this week, you know, I don’t know what his mindset is. He’s the kind of guy that can shift by the hour.”

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release

Mar 17, 2017 8:25 AM

The Oakland Raiders are strongly considering the addition of Marshawn Lynch to their backfield, according to sources.

The Raiders would have to either acquire Lynch in trade with the Seattle Seahawks or after his release.

Adam Schefter & Josina Anderson/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Eddie Lacy's Contract With Seahawks Includes Seven Weigh-Ins

Mar 17, 2017 8:22 AM

There is a $385,000 weight clause in Eddie Lacy's contract with the Seattle Seahawks that is based on the running back hitting specific benchmarks on seven separate occasions, according to a source.

Each time Lacy reaches his target number during a weigh-in, he can make $55,000.

The numbers are 255 pounds in May; 250 pounds in June and August; and 245 pounds in September, October, November and December.

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Seahawks OK With Eddie Lacy Playing At Higher Weight

Mar 15, 2017 8:51 AM

The Seattle Seahawks are fine with Eddie Lacy playing at a slightly higher weight than he did with the Green Bay Packers last season.

Lacy agreed to a one-year deal with Seattle on Tuesday.

Pete Carroll said Lacy, who was listed at 235 pounds last season and whose weight was an issue with the Packers in 2015, is still rehabbing from the ankle injury that cost him several games and the Seahawks want his weight in the 240s.

"He's a big back. He's a big guy. Ain't nothing wrong with that," Carroll told The John Clayton Show on 710 ESPN Seattle. "But there will be a real concerted effort to make sure he's at his very best. This is a hard time for him because he's working some rehab right now, but he is well-aware of what our expectations and the standards that we're setting. We would not have done this if we didn't have a really clear understanding of how we're going to go forward.

"This is a big deal for him. It's a one-year contract for him. This is a chance for him to prove it and show where he is in the league and how he fits in and how he can work to secure a good future for him. And he knows all of that. Coming here is really something he's pumped up about because he knows how we see it, too. So we're going to get him in great shape. We're going to show him at his very best. There's a weight in there that's a really good spot for him that he's working toward. And we'll do a nice job with that."

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Eddie Lacy Agrees To Sign One-Year, $5.55M Deal With Seahawks

Mar 14, 2017 12:13 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed upon a one-year, $5.55 million deal with Eddie Lacy.

Lacy has battled injuries and weight issues over the past few seasons.

The Seahawks also had interest in Adrian Peterson.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Adrian Peterson Visits Seahawks, Leaves Without Contract

Mar 14, 2017 7:52 AM

Adrian Peterson visited with the Seattle Seahawks from Sunday to Monday, but left the team without a contract in hand.

Peterson is the second running back to visit the Seahawks. Eddie Lacy met with the club and both Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles are scheduled for this week.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

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Michael Bennett Will Donate All Endorsement Money In 2017 To Charity

Mar 9, 2017 1:26 PM

Michael Bennett has pledged to donate all of his endorsement money in 2017 to causes that help rebuild minority communities and empower women of color.

"I was inspired by Chance the Rapper to 'think bigger' when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system," Bennett said in a statement. "So, I'll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth. The system is failing our kids, and it will be up to the community and our leaders to help keep the hope alive by focusing on improving our education system and the future of our kids. Any company that decides to invest in me, just know that you'll be investing in opportunities and providing inspiration for these families -- many who feel unnoticed or go unmentioned."

Bennett said he will donate 50 percent of the proceeds from his jersey sales in 2017 to support inner-city garden projects. He also called on other athletes to join the cause.

"I'm asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice," Bennett said. "We can make a difference. It's up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future."

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Jamaal Charles, Seahawks Have 'Mutual Interest'

Mar 9, 2017 8:50 AM

There is "strong mutual interest" between the Seattle Seahawks and Jamaal Charles, according to a report.

Charles is currently dealing with a personal issue, but the running back will travel to Seattle for a meeting as soon as he's ready.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

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Adrian Peterson Interested In Raiders, Seahawks

Mar 7, 2017 7:59 PM

Adrian Peterson has interest in the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks in free agency.

The Raiders expect to lose Latavius Murray in free agency.

Peterson previously has identified the Giants, Buccaneers, and Texans as teams he’d be interesting in joining. A report recently emerged that he’d consider a pay cut to play for the Patriots.

Peterson was due to make $18 million in 2017 with the Minnesota Vikings.

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NFL Warns Seahawks About Injury Reports

Feb 14, 2017 5:13 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have received a warning for not listing Richard Sherman's knee injury on the injury report in the second half of last season, according to league sources.

The league had considered docking the Seahawks a second-round pick for not disclosing the injury.

According to a source, the violation was determined to be the result of a misinterpretation of the policy's reporting requirements.

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Michael Bennett Withdraws From NFL Trip To Israel
Writing about his decision in posts on Friday night, Michael Bennett said he was concerned that the goodwill tour, which is sponsored by the Israeli government, would be viewed as showing preference t

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GM: Seahawks Weren't Hiding Richard Sherman's Knee Injury
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No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
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Tyler Lockett To Undergo Surgery On Broken Leg
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Earl Thomas 'Caught Between' Retirement, Return In 2017
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Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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RealGM Staff Report

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Marc Sessler/NFL

Richard Sherman Upset With Seattle's Goal-Line Pass Call
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Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Seahawks Don't Expect Earl Thomas To Retire
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Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Earl Thomas Suffers Broken Leg, Out At Least Six Weeks
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Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Earl Thomas Watched Seahawks' Game In Disguise At Buffalo Wild Wings
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