Report: Marshawn Lynch Told Teammates He’s Considering Playing in 2016


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Yet another report has surfaced conveying the possibility of Marshawn Lynch's dusting off the old Skittles packs and playing again in 2016.

But if he does return, will the Seattle Seahawks even welcome him back?

According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, two former teammates said Lynch told them he's still debating a return to the NFL next season. However, Doug Hendrickson, Lynch's agent, said he doubts the five-time Pro-Bowler will play in 2016.

But if the 30-year-old does want to play, according to Cole the Seahawks are rumored not to want Beast Mode back, due to health questions and his expensive $9 million cap hit. Thomas Rawls broke out in Lynch's absenve last year, and the team employs Christine Michael as a backup. Seattle also selected three running backs in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Former Seahawks teammates Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman have already expressed doubts about Lynch's retirement, so the situation seems to be somewhat fluid.

Due to an abdomen injury, Lynch played in just seven games in 2015—the first time in his nine-year career that Lynch missed more than three games in a regular season. He rushed for just 3.8 yards per carry, his lowest mark since 2010.