Dressed in head-to-toe Seahawks gear, recently retired running back Marshawn Lynch returned to Seattle's locker room on Tuesday as a guest. With Seattle's offense sputtering, Seahawks fans probably wouldn't mind if he returned to the field, too.
Known for his infrequent yet memorable interactions with the media, Lynch had another while visiting with former teammates on Tuesday. Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune wrote that he asked Lynch how he's been feeling, and that the former running back replied, “Smooth.”
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Seattle's backfield could use a little more “Beast Mode” this season. The Seahawks rushing attack is 28th in the league after ranking in the top five the past four seasons. Meanwhile, injuries to quarterback Russell Wilson and the offensive line have hampered the passing game.
Mike Florio of Pro Football talk reported in September that Lynch was “up in the air” about returning to the NFL after unexpectedly announcing his retirement during Super Bowl 50. That report came after Lynch was insistent that his playing days were over in an interview with 60 Minutes and Sports Illustrated over the summer.
There is no indication at this point that Lynch is coming out of retirement. The Seahawks hold the rights to Lynch's contract through next year if he were to return.
In the meantime, Lynch can watch Cal play undefeated Washington on Saturday, where his alma mater is celebrating his famous injury cart ride in 2006 with an awesome bobblehead giveaway.