Marshawn Lynch traveling to Seattle Monday to meet with Seahawks
SEATTLE -- Is Beast Mode making a Seattle comeback? Maybe.
Lynch, who spent six seasons in Seattle and retired with the Oakland Raiders after last season, has told people he plans to travel to Seattle Monday to discuss his potential return.
NFL Network reporter and analyst Ian Rapoport first reported the news this morning, and Coach Pete Carroll confirmed it on his weekly radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle.
It may have seemed like a far-fetched idea a few weeks ago, but that was before the Seahawks lost three running backs to injuries over the past two weeks.
Their top two running backs - Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise - were both seriously injured during Sunday's devastating loss to the Cardinals at home. With Carson's hip injury and Prosise's probable broken arm, they're both out for likely the rest of the season.
The team was already without Rashaad Penny, who is also out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.
The Seahawks have secured a playoff bid, but where they land in the NFC West rankings largely depends on a win against the 49ers at home Sunday and losses by other NFC teams.
According to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo, Lynch isn't the only former Seahawk making a visit to the team. Sources tell Garafolo that former running back Robert Turbin is also meeting with the team soon.