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Marshawn Lynch Agrees To New Contract With Seattle Seahawks

03/06/2015 05:33 pm ET | Updated Mar 06, 2015
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Marshawn Lynch will be returning to the Seattle Seahawks next season.

The running back, who has made headlines for his on-field accomplishments as well as his off-field antics, signed a deal worth $12 million, according to a ESPN report published Friday afternoon.

The team announced the two-year contract later on Friday. Seahawks officials had been feverishly working to secure a deal with the powerful offensive player during the offseason, after indications that Lynch was mulling retirement. The agreement to play until 2017 was reached after Lynch flew to Seattle for a meeting with his agent, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, general manager John Schneider and owner Paul Allen, the Seattle Times reported.

Lynch, nicknamed "Beast Mode," is known perhaps just as much for statements (or rather, the lack thereof) that he's made outside the gridiron.

Ahead of Super Bowl XLIX, in which Lynch and the Seahawks lost to the New England Patriots and failed to repeat their 2014 championship victory, Lynch repeatedly ignored questions on media day.

"I'm just here so I won't get fined," Lynch answered to essentially every question in the five-minute press conference.

Lynch also recently spoke about the interception that solidified the Patriots victory in February.

"To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball," Lynch told Turkish sports network NTV Spor.

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