Marshawn Lynch scores touchdown in Cal spring game

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Marshawn Lynch in attendance at Seahawks OTAs

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Lynch suited up for the game and scored a touchdown. So how exactly did an NFL player suit for a college spring game? Due to injuries, the Bears were able to dress two running backs — Jonah Hodges and Jeffrey Coprich –and that’s where Lynch stepped in. According to Lynch, suiting up was partly his idea. “It was a little mix. My boy KP asked me if I’d do it and I told him, ‘I got his back,'” Lynch said, referring to Kevin Parker, Cal’s assistant director of player personnel, who’s in his 12th season with the team. Although Seahawks coach Pete Carroll probably won’t be thrilled to hear the news, he might be happy to hear that the perpetually banged up Lynch is feeling good, “Oh man, I actually kind of felt pretty good out there, knowing that this is home,” Lynch said.

Marshawn Lynch back at OTAs; Luke Willson shines

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Hide / Show comments Marshawn doesn’t need, at his age (for a RB) more wear-and-tear on his body, in… (May 22, 2013, by I Surrender) MORE No reason for Marshawn to think he needs to be there. He is only the starting RB on a… (May 21, 2013, by seafan42) MORE Running backs often don’t participate as much in drills, in order to save their legs… (May 21, 2013, by IndependentMiddle) MORE

Marshawn Lynch makes his presence felt

And when youve rushed for 2,794 yards and scored 25 touchdowns the past two seasons, thats a prolonged not to mention productive conversation. Lynch generated discussions of a different kind on sports-talk radio last week by his absence when Phase 2 of the Seahawks voluntary offseason program began. But hes back, and his teammates let him hear it when Lynch arrived midway through Mondays on-field session. Guys are going to raze him a little bit, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said after todays workout. He then smiled before adding, When you make a grand entrance like that, theyre going to raze you. But today Lynch was back where he belongs, and the team needs him: In the backfield, carrying and catching the ball. In an early drill, Lynch came out of his stance, juked around a trashcan and took a short pass from backup QB Brady Quinn. Later, Lynch took a handoff from QB Russell Wilson and darted between All-Pro center Max Unger and guard John Moffitt. The All-Pro back punctuated each maneuver with a smile.

When you throw in the week-to-week production, what you have is a safe top-five pick. Well, as safe as a top five pick can be these days in fantasy football. Sure, Lynch lacks the flash of other running backs some may consider in the top-five, which is why he flies just below that mark in most ranking lists. What you do get with Lynch is a hard-nosed runner who consistently sees carries every game and simply gets the job done. The argument on Lynch will be missed games due to injury in the past, which is true. However, he has started 31 of the last 32 games for the Seahawks, rushing for 2,794 yards and even more impressively, scoring 23 times.

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Lynch should be taking over the lions share of those reps now that hes back with the rest of the gang and the Seahawks are free to continue the rest of their offseason work with all hands on deck. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 28, 2013 5:09 PM Seahawks dont have to worry about Lynch too much. He is going to show up and play every game. Least of their worries. May 28, 2013 5:36 PM He must be clear of the PEDs now. May 28, 2013 5:49 PM Yay, another opportunity for completely rational people to make smart comments about PEDs. dennisatunity says: May 28, 2013 6:28 PM Actually its pretty impressive that hes there.

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And Willson made a couple more highlight plays today. The athletic tight end out of Rice looks more comfortable in Seattles offense. Sean had a really good offseason, Carroll said. Hes stronger and quicker than hes been. Being in the offseason program has really helped him. So thats one guy thats jumped out. He makes that tight end group very competitive. Luke had a very, very good OTAs. They say its called spring football, and he had a great spring.

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