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Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch Calls It A Career

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It looks as though one of the biggest thorns in the Rams' side will be retiring. Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks running back, sent a tweet out during the Super Bowl that seems to indicate that his career is over.

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The Seattle Seahawks will be losing a key contributor to their team next season as Marshawn Lynch seemingly announced his retirement last night:

It should not be a surprise that Lynch, who was not the biggest fan of the media, would announce his retirement this way: without the bright lights and on his own terms.

It has been rumored in recent weeks that the all-star running back would be calling it quits after this season. Throughout the last month, most of the echos of Lynch retiring grew louder. On Sunday, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported that Lynch was telling people that he planned to retire.

The Seahawks could have the replacement for Lynch already in-house as their undrafted rookie running back Thomas Rawls finished his season with 830 yards and a 5.6 yards per carry average. Even with a potential replacement, Lynch will surely be missed not only with the Seahawks but in the NFL.