Lynch will run for Seahawks in 2012

INDIANAPOLIS – One way or another, Marshawn Lynch will remain with the Seahawks for at least the 2012 season.

That was the word from John Schneider today, when the Seahawks’ general manager field questions for almost 45 minutes at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lynch is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month. But at the podium, Schneider was asked if Lynch was a candidate to be tagged if a contract agreement could not be reached. “Sure,” he said.

Schneider said the club has had “great discussions” with the team’s leading rusher and his agent since mid-December and the sides are scheduled to talk again here this evening.

Both sides prefer a multiyear deal. But if agreement on a contract cannot be reached by the March 6 deadline to designate franchise players, Schneider said the club will tag Lynch.

After his stint at the podium, Schneider was asked if Lynch would remain a Seahawk for the coming season – one way or the other. “Yeah,” he said.


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