Marshawn Lynch said his agent has been in talks with the Seattle Seahawks about a potential return.

Lynch came out of retirement to re-join the Seahawks in December – prior to week 17 of last season – playing three games for Seattle en route to the NFC Divisional round.

A Super Bowl champion with the Seahawks in 2013, running back Lynch – who first signed for Seattle from the Buffalo Bills in 2010 – is now a free agent.

Asked about his future on Monday, the 34-year-old told ESPN: "Well, it's almost on that 'expect the unexpected.

"But just as far as right now, what I do know is, I'm'a keep it solid. My agent [Doug Hendrickson] has been in talks with Seattle, so like I said, we'll see what happens.

"If it works out and I get back up there, it is what it is. And if not, s***, I'm lookin' good. So I ain't really trippin' too much."

Lynch returned to Seattle last season following injuries to starter Chris Carson and back-up C.J. Prosise.

The five-time Pro Bowler made one regular-season appearance and two in the playoffs, carrying 30 times for 67 yards and four touchdowns.

Marshawn Lynch has re-joined the Seattle Seahawks to fix their running back injury crisis heading into the playoffs, his agent has confirmed.

Lynch, who first joined the Seahawks from the Buffalo Bills during the 2010 season, won the Super Bowl with Seattle in 2013.

He announced his retirement in 2015 but returned two years later with the Oakland Raiders.

On Tuesday the 33-year-old free agent was snapped up by the Seahawks, who lost starter Chris Carson and back-up C.J. Prosise to season-ending injuries in Sunday's shock loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

With Rashaad Penny already on injured reserve, coach Pete Carroll was facing a selection worry going into a vital Week 17 match-up with the San Francisco 49ers that will decide who finishes top of the NFC West.

However, the arrival of Lynch - who rushed over 1,000 yards in four successive seasons from 2011 - has now assuaged those concerns.

The deal was confirmed by Lynch's agent in a Tweet which showed a copy of the one-year agreement.

 

Marshawn Lynch could be about to rejoin the Seattle Seahawks after head coach Pete Carroll confirmed the running back will meet with the team on Monday.

Lynch won a Super Bowl during his previous stint with Seattle, having joined them during the 2010 season via a trade with the Buffalo Bills.

The former first-round pick left in 2015 after announcing his retirement, only to return to the NFL in 2017 and sign for the Oakland Raiders, spending two seasons with his hometown team.

However, the free agent may be set to make an unexpected comeback to help out the depleted Seahawks, who lost starter Chris Carson and back-up C.J. Prosise to season-ending injuries in Sunday's surprise loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

With Rashaad Penny already on injured reserve, Carroll was left with a lack of options ahead of a crucial Week 17 meeting with the San Francisco 49ers that will decide who finishes top of the NFC West.

"He [Lynch] will be flying in here this morning and we're going to give him a really good chance to play for us," Carroll said during an interview on 710 ESPN Seattle.

"The circumstances rolled just at this time and he could have four or five games left in him. Maybe that's what we need."

Lynch rushed for over 1,000 yards in four successive seasons from 2011 onwards, leading the NFL in rushing touchdowns in 2013 and 2014.

Carroll is confident the 33-year-old - who did not hand in retirement papers to the league - can make an impact if he is to return for a second spell with Seattle.

"He's had plenty of time to be working and get ready in case something came up and I'm anxious to see him when we get him here. There's a lot of history here that's great history," Carroll added.

"There was nobody that ever amplified the kind of mentality and toughness that we like to play with, so if we get a chance to get the 'Beast' back on the field, we'll see how that works out."

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