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Report: Marshawn Lynch Considering Return To NFL

Beast Mode might be back in the NFL soon. Recently retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch may be coming back to football, according to a report.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the details on the potential Marshawn Lynch comeback.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Lynch is currently “up in the air” about returning to the NFL. The source said that Week Four or Week Five could be the hot spots for a possible unretirement.

The Seahawks still hold Lynch’s rights, since he was placed on the reserve-retired list. If he files the appropriate paperwork necessary to end his retirement, the Seahawks will have to decide whether to welcome him back onto the active roster, to trade him, or to cut him.

Well, this could certainly be an interesting story line to follow in the coming days. The Seahawks have Thomas Rawls, who looks like a budding star, and Christine Michael, plus rookies C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins. But Rawls is banged up, Michael has underachieved his whole career and Prosise and Collins have zero NFL carries to their names.

Might Seattle entertain a reunion if their run game stalls in the first few weeks and Beast Mode wants back in? The team didn't appear to have trouble moving on from its former star, and Lynch himself seemed set on retirement. Things do change, however, and stranger things have happened in the NFl. Plus, remember that Lynch is immensely popular among the Seattle fan base.

By the way, that sound you heard was the mad rush of fantasy football players running to put in a waiver claim on Lynch just in case.

Seattle opens up its 2016 season at home on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The team is once again regarded as a Super Bowl contender.