NFC Notes: Lynch, Seahawks, Packers, Giants

Let’s take a quick spin around the NFC:

  • Despite Marshawn Lynch‘s indication on Twitter that he is planning to retire — and his agent’s subsequent confirmation — some Seahawks don’t believe that the veteran running back intends to hang up his cleats, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link), who reports that some Seattle players believe that Lynch will have interest in returning to the field after he presumably skips offseason work. Of course, if Lynch doesn’t officially file retirement papers, the Seahawks are likely to release him, so staying with Seattle might not be an option.
  • The Packers might need to revamp their offensive line in the coming calendar year, as three starters — guards Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang, and left tackle David Bakhtiari — as well as key reserve J.C. Tretter, are all set to hit unrestricted free agency after the upcoming season, as Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes. With the group’s impending free agent status in mind, general manager Ted Thompson was “glued” to offensive line drills at the Senior Bowl, a source tells Silverstein, who notes that besides finding potential future starters, Green Bay need to bring in offensive line depth after injuries depleted the front five last season.
  • After the Giants released a trio of veteran players — tackle Will Beatty, guard Geoff Schwartz, and linebacker Jon Beason (who subsequently announced his retirement) — Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News takes a look at who could replace each of the departed. The club is probably set at left tackle, where 2015 first-rounder Ereck Flowers played all last season, and figures to do again in 2016. But at guard, Vacchiano points to Kansas City’s Jeff Allen as a free agent who cold intrigue Big Blue, while at linebacker, Denver’s Danny Trevathan (and his expensive price tag) might be on the Giants’ radar.
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