Seahawks Trade For Marshawn Lynch; Release Julius Jones

The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly traded for Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch. The Hawks gave up two draft picks, a fourth-rounder in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012.

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Carroll On Marshawn Lynch Trade: He Can 'Carry The Load' For Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch may not start right away, but it sounds like Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll will rely on the newly-acquired running back in the Hawks ground game. As a power back, Lynch could be the guy Seattle has been desperately searching for since Shawn Alexander fell off a cliff -- a back that can carry 30+ times a game. In his comments to reporters after the trade, Carroll sounded ready to hand that responsibility to Lynch (via Seattle PI reporter Greg Johns).

Pete Carroll confirms #Seahawks trade for Marshawn Lynch and release of Julius Jones. Says Lynch "is a guy who can carry the load for you".less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Wondering how much Lynch will play when he gets to Seattle? The Everett Herald's John Boyle passed along Pete Carroll's comments on that too.

Pete Carroll when asked if Marshawn Lynch will start: "We’ll wait and see when we get him here, but we’re going to play him a bunch. "less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

A power back that can carry the load and be used in short-yardage situations? Fantasy owners and Seahawks fans rejoice!

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Seahawks Confirm Lynch Trade With Comments From Pete Carroll

Pete Caroll sounds excited about the addition of running back Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks head coach said Lynch should "give us a nice little boost" in a tweet confirming the trade today (via the Seahawks Twitter account).

The #Seahawks have traded for RB Marshawn Lynch. "We think he's going to give us a little boost" -@PeteCarrollless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

Carrol also said Lynch should play a lot and is expected to contribute right away (via Seahawks Twitter)

Marshawn Lynch will "play a lot" and should contribute "immediately," @PeteCarroll saidless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

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Report: Julius Jones Released Following Marshawn Lynch Trade

To clear roster space for Marshawn Lynch, the Seattle Seahawks have reportedly released running back Julius Jones.

Adam Schefter broke the news of Jones' release on Twitter.

After acquiring Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks released Julius Jones.less than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

It's no surprise Jones was the odd man out in the Seahawks backfield. After being placed on the inactive list ahead of last weekend's game against the St. Louis Rams, it became clear Jones had fallen out of favor with the team. Today's trade for Lynch, and the release of Jones solidifies that notion.

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