LenDale White Fallout: Could Marshawn Lynch Be on Seattle's Radar Again?

Daniel WolfSenior Writer IMay 29, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 18: Marshawn Lynch #23 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball against the New York Jets during the game on October 18, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills defeated the Jets 16-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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After surprising NFL nation by releasing running back LenDale White, the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills may once again continue talks about Marshawn Lynch.

White's release is unknown and may never truely be answered as to why it happened, but Lynch has got to be on the radar once again.

Going into the 2010 NFL draft, there was word (or rumors, take your pick) that both the Seahawks and Bills were trying to work out a deal to send Lynch to the Seahawks since they were in need of adding playmakers on offense and especially at the running back position.

Then the Bills picked running back C.J. Spiller in the first round and many thought now the deal would get done between the two teams, but it never materialized.

The Seahawks added two running backs in the later rounds via trades in White and Leon Washington from the Jets.

With a backfield that will consist of Washington, Julius Jones, and Justin Forsett now that White is out, there could still be room for Lynch since Jones is a big question mark since arriving in Seattle in 2008.

Two lackluster years of barley running for over 600 yards, Jones has missed three games in two years, but has only started in 24 of 32 games in two season as well.

Jones may be the odd man out in the backfield, but bringing Lynch on board does not guarantee much either unless he can clean up his act off the football field.

In three season since he was draft in the first round by the Bills Lynch has missed eight games and has only started in 34 of the 41 games he has played in.

Now if Lynch can clean up his act and take advantage of a new opportunity if he gets traded to the Seahawks, then he will need to follow up with a performance as he had in his first two seasons running for over 1,000 yards in each and averaging four yards per carry.

Unless head coach Pete Carroll believes that Jones can dust off the cobwebs of the past two years, then look for Lynch to be a name that is connected to Seattle from now until the 2010 regular season begins.


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