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Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field on October 12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field on October 12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday the team has signed running back Marshawn Lynch to a two-year extension through the 2017 season.

The signing came after a long meeting with owner Paul Allen, GM John Schneider, coach Pete Carroll and Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson.

The Seahawks did not reveal details of the deal. But NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that, according to a source, it’s a $24 million deal. Lynch will get $12 million guaranteed for 2015 and then $9 million in 2016 and $10 million in 2017.

Lynch had been scheduled to make up to $7 million in 2015, the last  year under his previous contract.

Since joining Seattle on October 5, 2010 in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, he has played in 75 games with 71 starts in the regular season, rushing 1,346 times for 5,930 yards and 54 touchdowns. Lynch has also played in 10 postseason games with eight starts, rushing 187 times for 917 yards and nine touchdowns with Seattle.

Since 2011, he leads the NFL in the following categories: rushing yards (5,357), total touchdowns (56), rushing touchdowns (48), 100-yard games (24), and is the only player to rush for more than 1,000 yards and record 10 rushing touchdowns in each season since 2011.

Lynch has earned four consecutive Pro Bowl berths with Seattle and has been voted a two-time All-Pro (first-team in 2012, second-team in 2014).

In 2014, he ranked tied for first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (career-high 13).

A few of Lynch's teammates tweeted with excitement following the reports.

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6 comments

  • Linda A Ritscher

    re-sign- 1. to sign again. 2. to renew or extend a contract.

    resign

    1. To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable: I resigned myself to a long wait in line.
    2. To give up (a position, for example), especially by formal notification.
    3. To relinquish (a privilege, right, or claim).
    sigh…………
    he is re-signing Yay

  • Pat

    Take a look at your life, a good hard look, I’d imagine you are the ‘loser’. Go ahead, go look in the mirror, and just realize the potential that these young adults have attained on their own. While you continue to be a negative person full of jealously and hate. Enjoy the mediocrity (at best) that is your only life here on Earth. Learn peace, learn compassion, but most importantly – learn to love and be a positive person. It is the minnows like you that the big fish pass by every single day without even a thought. I’m brimming with positive energy today and every day. Best of luck – you need it!

  • ERIC.N

    IT DOSENT MATTER IF BIT$$ MODE IS BACK THE SEA CHICKEN,S WONT EVEN MAKE IT PAST THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAY OFFS THIS YEAR OR NEXT YEAR!!!! ALL THE GOOD TEAMS ARE MORE THEN READY FOR THEM … AND WILL MAKE SURE THE SH!^ HAWKS DONT EVEN PLAY IN THE POST SEASON