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Buff Mode! Marshawn Lynch to pose nude (ish) for 'The Body' issue

We're about to learn a whole lot more about the Seahawks running back.

Marshawn Lynch will drop trou.

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We're about to see a whole new side of Marshawn Lynch.

Actually, that's being conservative. ESPN The Magazine has released its list of athletes who will appear in its annual "The Body" issue, which routinely subjects us to disturbing images of famous sports names, sans clothing.There will be two NFL players this year: Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and, of course, BEAST MODE.

Lynch won't have to worry, since there isn't much talking involved in nuding up before the camera. As you may know, he's not the biggest fan of the media or forced commentary, as his legendary Super Bowl Media Day interview with Deion Sanders demonstrated:

Now the question remains: What device will Lynch use to stay ... ahem, modest?

Other athletes to appear in the issue will be snowboarder Jamie Anderson, tennis players Tomas Berdych and Venus Williams, bobsledder Aja Evans, US soccer player Omar Gonzalez, swimmer Michael Phelps, baseball player Prince Fielder (this should be a treat) and NBA player Serge Ibaka.

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