NFL: Marshawn Lynch 'entertaining' idea of ending retirement

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Marshawn Lynch is still contemplating a return to NFL but has yet to reach a decision.

Marshawn Lynch is leaving his potential NFL comeback a mystery.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed on Wednesday at the NFL owners' meetings in Phoenix that the veteran running back is still contemplating coming out of retirement but has yet to reach a decision.

Oakland Raiders have recently expressed the desire to sign Lynch if he's interested in getting back in the game. The retired rusher has stayed in shape and is motivated to play for his hometown team, but still has two years remaining on his contract with the Seahawks.

"I know that he is somewhat entertaining the thought of it," Carroll said during the annual breakfast with NFC coaches, as quoted by the Seattle Times. "I can’t tell you how strong it is."

Carroll implied "there's not much to it" in reference to the rumors of Lynch possibly returning to the football field, simply saying "he was in really good spirits about 10 days ago" after the two had a chance to visit.

Lynch did not request his release from the team when he visited Seattle earlier this month and would count $9 million against the salary cap in 2017 if he returned.

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