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Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Posted on: October 5, 2010 2:26 pm
Edited on: October 5, 2010 3:15 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Marshawn Lynch's name has surfaced with a number of teams in possible trade talks (most specifically the Packers and Eagles) but now this afternoon a report surfaced that the Seahawks made a play and acquired the former first round pick for a fourth-rounder in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

That's according to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports and if it's true, it is indeed a great move for the 'Hawks.

It's puzzling on a few fronts, though.

First, where did Seattle come from? While they've been involved in seemingly every rumor this offseason (Pete Carroll's just zany like that), it's surprising to see them acquire a running back (although at this price, and more on that in a second, how can you blame them?) when they have Justin Forsett, Leon Washington and Julius Jones already on the roster.

Jones was set to be cut before he restructured his deal, so the move likely ended his tenure in Seattle -- Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported shortly after the Marshawn trade report that, per a league source, Seattle cut Jones.

And Washington is more of a specialist with explosive return ability, a skillset which he's openly said the Seattle staff understands. Forsett, though, seemed to be taking on the role of "feature back" as recently as last week, but it's pretty obvious that Carroll doesn't trust him entirely.

Then again, as mentioned, that's a silly price for Lynch (silly good, that is), considering that the Bills have been essentially stood pat that they wouldn't take less than a second- or third-rounder for the former California Golden Bear. Clearly, they needed to deal Lynch, who was unhappy in Buffalo, after drafting C.J. Spiller in the first round, though.

Which leads us to the Packers -- they clearly didn't think that Lynch was worth anything more than a fourth-rounder, otherwise they could have acquired him earlier than the Seahawks did. In fact, Adam Schefter reports that the Bills and Seahawks had a deal in place last week , with a press release drawn up and everything, but the Bills pulled back.

So, yeah, the winner here is Seattle, because it got a talented running back on the cheap (even if they didn't necessarily need the depth), while the Bills -- for failing to get more than a fourth round pick in exchange for Lynch -- and Packers -- for continuing to stick with Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn -- are the losers.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

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Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 7:18 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Mulish, You're forgetting the fact that Jones sucks.  I think I can tackle him for a loss if we were playing three on three.



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 5:32 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Have you seen Marshawn Lynch run the ball? The guy is a beast. Keep in mind he's played for a team with no O-line, and a one-dimensional offense which allows Defenses to stack the lines to stop the run, knowing their passing game is a joke. So while his stats are not pro bowl quality, half those runs he had carrying three guys on his back. Trust me, Seattle is going to be very happy with him.

This totally makes sense for Pete Carroll though, who cut Lendale White due to "character issues", taking a tough stance against drug use and thugs. So the natural heir to the RB throne is, of course, Marshawn Lynch. Nobody ever said Pete was consistent.




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 4:03 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Seahawks going nowhere fast?..C'mon man...think about it...NFC WEST is a pretty weak divison...Hawks can easily batlle 4 the NFC West every year for awhile and at least have a shot in the Play-offs...think about it, anything can happen in the play-offs...The NFC West has been in the Super Bowl twice in the last 5 years



Since: Apr 28, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:39 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

What RB do you think Buffalo will draft with their NEW 4th round pick next year? Roy Helu from Nebraska? (oh. no. The Packers will have taken him off the board by then.)



Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:30 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Two points:
First, another slap in the face to Leon Washington.  Who says he can't be an every-down back? He is just as big as LT or Warrick Dunn.
Second, the Pack signed Julius Jones, and had to give nothing to Seattle for him.  Farmer Ted does it again! Pack-Pack-Pack-Pack-Pack!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:11 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Seahawks are idiots...we are just making moves to make moves at this point...he is a waste of time and picks.  This does nothing to improve the team and costs us picks next year.  Stupid deal!



Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:09 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

TED THOMPSON IS AN IDIOT



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2010 3:04 pm
 

Report: Seahawks acquire Marshawn, cut J Jones

Wow

The Seahawks look like bandits on this one.   I don't get to see him play a ton, but from what I have seen - a 4th rounder is a bargain



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