Tuesday February 3rd, 2015

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle that contract negotiations with running back Marshawn Lynch have been going on "for a long time."

On Sunday, NFL.com reported the Seahawks offered Lynch a 'huge' extension that could result in Lynch making an additional $10 million on top of what he is already owed in 2015.

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A Seattle official later told the Seattle Times that the team wants to offer Lynch an extension, but that nothing official can occur until the new league season starts in mid-March. ​

"We'll see," Carroll said when asked about his expectations for Lynch. "We've been in the midst of negotiations for a long time for the future, so we'll see how that goes."

Lynch had 21 total touchdowns and 1,673 yards over 16 games in 2014. In the Seahawks' three playoff games, he had two touchdowns and 318 rushing yards.


- Molly Geary

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