October 5, 2010

Seahawks sign Lynch

The carousel, sorry, "Carrol"-sel of players on the roster of the Seattle Seahawks continued today as the team signed Marshawn Lynch from the Buffalo Bills. In exchange the Hawks gave the Bills a fourth-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft and a conditional late-round pick in 2012.

To make room for Lynch the Hawks cut Julius Jones.

I personally like this move. Jones hasn't done anything since his arrival here. And sure Lynch has some baggage (trouble with the law) but what better place for a new start than Seattle?

And one thing is for sure, after the 20-3 beating at the hands of the Rams on Sunday the Hawks could sure use a forceful runner in the backfield.

Since entering the league in 2007, Lynch has 2,765 career rushing yards with 17 TDs on the ground. Lynch's numbers have steadily declined after a breakout rookie year in 2007, when he rushed for 1,115 yards.

Lynch will now be in the backfield with Justin Forsett and Leon Washington.

Forsett and Lynch were teammates at Cal.

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