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Marshawn Lynch Traded To Seattle

Fox’s Jay Glazer is reporting that the Buffalo Bills have traded RB Marshawn Lynch to Seattle in return for a fourth-round pick in 2011, as well as a conditional pick in 2012.

The Seahawks have cut Julius Jones to make room for the newly acquired Lynch.

“We bring a guy into the program that we think is going to give us a little boost,” ¬†Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “You know that we’ve emphasized trying to get this running game in order. We hope that he’ll help in that regard. We’re pleased to get that done. We’ll move forward this week. It’s good we’re on a break. It doesn’t disrupt a game week preparation and we’ll get him in here as soon as possible and we’ll get to work.”

Lynch will join Justin Forsett and Leon Washington in Seattle’s backfield. The team likely split carries between the Forsett and Lynch which will allow Washington to focus on special teams.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen mentioned that the Green Bay Packers GM Ted ¬†Thompson was unwilling to pull the trigger on a deal for Lynch despite the fact that they are in desperate need of an upgrade at running back.