The Seahawks brought back the most popular running back in franchise history Monday night, signing Marshawn Lynch to add depth to their exhausted backfield.
An agreement came after Chris Carson returned his hip injury this past weekend and joined fellow ball-players Rashaad Penny and C.J Prosise on the injured list. Lynch, 33, has not played in an NFL game since last season as a member of the Raiders, but is expected to play in Seattle in Week 17 against the 49ers due to a lack of team selections.
Lynch spent six memorable years with the Seahawks from 2010 to 2015. During that stretch, he rushed for more than 6,000 yards and recorded 57 touchdowns. He also won a Super Bowl with the team in 2013 and appeared in another in 2014.
Seahawks RB’s new / old RB Marshawn Lynch signed a deal for this year only – the last regular season game and the postseason, per source.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 24, 2019
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While it’s not clear if Lynch still has some juice in his feet, getting a favorite and a perennial cupboard could at least serve as a calming boost to Sunday’s clash against San Francisco.
Expect a painful attack on the CenturyLink field when Lynch is introduced.