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Marshawn Lynch could leave the Seattle Seahawks

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Marshawn Lynch was a big part of what led the Seattle Seahawks to SuperBowl glory last season at the MetLife Stadium.

Apart from the Legion of Boom - Seattle's feared secondary - Lynch was a workhorse on offense, rushing over 300 times in 2013 for 1,257 yards on the ground and 12 touchdown's. He added over 300 yards and two more TD's through the air as the Seahawks dominated the NFL.

But the Seahawks aren't happy with the four-time Pro Bowler for some reason, and are still pressing forward with their plans to just let him walk out of the franchise after this season.

According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport who appeared on NFL Network's GameDay Morning earlier today, Seattle are more than happy to let Lynch leave and rebuild.

"Everything I'm being told by people involved in the situation, nothing has changed with the Seahawks' plans to part ways with Marshawn Lynch after the season," Rapoport said.

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The other running backs currently on the Seahawks roster are Christine Michael and Robert Turbin, who were taken in the 2013 and 2012 drafts respectively.

But those two haven't really stepped up in any of the chances they have been given this year, with Rapoport saying "Neither of those guys have turned into franchise backs... I would expect them to target a running back high in the draft." 

That running back could well be Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin who just broke the FBS single game rushing record with 408 yards on Saturday against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

For Lynch meanwhile, moves in the off-season to either the Oakland Raiders or New England Patriots seem to be most likely at the moment.

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