Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SEAHAWKS: Seahawks acquire Marshawn Lynch

By Matthew Carlson

Marshawn Lynch is now a Seahawk. Seattle traded for the former Bill at the price of a 2011 4th round pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick.

Lynch became expendable when the Bills drafted C. J. Spiller in the 1st round this year.

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He had a limited role in the Bills offense and it seemed he was unhappy with his playing time. That will change in Seattle.

"We're going to bring him in to play a lot," Carroll said. "We'll wait and see when we get him here, but we're bringing him in here to play a bunch."

In four games with the Buffalo Bills this year, Lynch has led the team in rushing yards (164 and attempts (37). In 4 years in the NFL, all with Buffalo, Lynch ran for 2,675 yards on 687 carries for 17 touchdowns. Easily his best two years came in his rookie and sophomore seasons. In his 2007 rookie season he rushed for 1,115 yards on 280 carries for 7 touchdowns and was a finalist for Rookie of the Year. Likewise, he had a great sophomore season, rushing for 1,026 yards on 250 attempts with 8 rushing touchdowns. In 2008 though, he rushed for only 450 yards and started only 6 games with 2 touchdowns.

Lynch will be reunited with former college teammate Justin Forsett. They at one point were a deadly one-two punch at The University of California. Marshawn was Forsett's best man at his wedding.

In order to make room on the roster for Marshawn Lynch, Julius Jones has been released. So all this ends a flurry of moves made recently where the Seahawks cut Chester Pitts, signed Brandon Stockley, re-signed Pitts, then traded for Lynch.

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