“I called Beast Mode. Record this, everybody. Marshawn Lynch is retired, he told me from his own mouth,” Robinson said on Periscope.
During the Super Bowl, Lynch announced his retirement on Instagram with a photo showing his neon green cleats hung up on a phone wire. Later on in the offseason, however, reports indicated that Lynch was possibly waffling on his decision to call it quits. Lynch also backed that up in an interview with 60 Minutes Sports in June. Then, this week, a source told Mike Florio of PFT that Beast Mode could come back.
“I‘m done. I’m done. I enjoyed my time playing. Now it’s time to watch my cousins do their thing,” Lynch said this summer. “I’m retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”
In 2015, Lynch battled hamstring and abdominal injuries that limited him to seven games and career worsts in rushing attempts (111), yards (417) and touchdowns (three). If Lynch did decide to return to the NFL, the Seahawks would hold his rights.
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