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Pete Carroll expects Marshawn Lynch back with the Seahawks

UPDATE: According to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, the Seahawks have offered Lynch an extension after meeting with his agent. Here are the details:

“The Seattle Seahawks have offered running back Marshawn Lynch a multi-year deal that would pay between $11 million and $12 million during the first year and $9 million during the second of what could end up being a three-year deal, according to multiple league sources.

Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, and Seahawks general manager John Schneider met Friday night in Indianapolis, where the NFLscouting combine is being held. While the two sides are close on the framework for a deal, it’s still not clear whether Lynch is inclined to accept it.”

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Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has reportedly been contemplating retirement. But Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is refusing to believe that Lynch wants to hang up the cleats. Carroll met with the media at the NFL combine. and said he expects Lynch back in a Seahawks uniform.

“We’re always preparing for the future with him,” Carroll said, via ESPN. “We’ve never thought of the future without him. Hopefully, it will work out.”

It’s obvious how much Lynch means to this team. He rushed for over 1,300 yards and had 13 rushing touchdowns. He’s arguably one of the best running backs in the league. Carroll remains adamant that the running back remains a big piece in the future of the organization.

Lynch and the Seahawks have been negotiating a contract and Carroll believes the offers are fair for Lynch.

“We’ve had big offers out there,” Carroll said. “We are excited about the future. He’s been an integral part of our program for five years.”

Carroll and Lynch have not had any direct contact throughout this process.

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