Report: Marshawn Lynch Eyeing Return for Seahawks' Week 17 Game vs. 49ers

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Retired running back Marshawn Lynch will meet with the Seahawks on Monday to discuss a possible reunion with his former team.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Lynch's meeting with the team on Monday during an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle.

"He'll be flying in here this morning and we're going to give him a really good chance to play for us," Carroll said.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport first reported that Lynch and Seattle were "open to a reunion."

The Seahawks are looking to add another running back after Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise went down with season-ending injuries in their 27–13 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. The team lost Rashaad Penny earlier this month when he tore his ACL in Week 14.

Lynch, 33, played for Seattle from 2010-15 and won Super Bowl XLVIII with the team in 2014. He rushed for 6,347 yards with 57 touchdowns during his six seasons with the franchise. Lynch retired from the NFL after the 2015 season but later applied for reinstatement in 2017. The Seahawks traded him to the Raiders, who he spent two seasons with in 2017-18 before retiring again.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that "both sides are optimistic [Lynch] is back wearing [No. 24]," which would mean he would return for Week 17's game against the 49ers. Lynch took his physical on Monday which "went well and as expected," according to Ian Rapoport.

According to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, former Seahawks running back, Robert Turbin, is also expected to visit with the team in the near future. He spent the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Seahawks after they drafted him in 2012 and served as Lynch's backup. Turbin, 30, has not played in over a year after being with the Colts from 2016-18. ESPN's Field Yates reported on Dec. 17 that Seattle worked out Turbin after Penny tore his ACL.

The Seahawks will face the 49ers to battle for the NFC West title on Sunday night at 8:20 p.m. ET.