Marshawn Lynch's future as a member of the Seattle Seahawks organization is very much up in the air at the minute.
Having not taken the field since November 15 due to injury, and having pulled himself out of contention for last weekend's Wild Card game, the veteran running back may be nearing the end of his time with the franchise.
Still, Seahawks fans have watched Beastmode long enough to know just what a potent weapon he can be on the football field. As such, a two-word message sent by Lynch today is sure to have them excited.
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As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lynch had a simple yet important message for fellow ESPN reporter Kenny Mayne this morning:
Being able to add Lynch to their arsenal of offensive weapons is a huge boost for the Seahawks as they prepare for what will be a tough road game against the 15-1 Carolina Panthers.
Despite overcoming the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round, Seattle were kept in check in the running game - starter Christine Michael managing just 3.3 yards-per-carry on the day.
It remains to be seen whether Pete Carroll will entrust Lynch with the starting job against the Panthers, but, considering what Beastmode has achieved in the playoffs in recent years, it would be a shock if he wasn't given the opportunity to belatedly write his name on Seattle's 2015 season.
With over 1,000 total yards and nine touchdowns in 10 previous playoff games for the Seahawks, Lynch certainly has the credentials. Whether his body holds up is another question.
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