- Condotta mentions that the Seahawks plan to place Lynch on the reserve/retired list by June 1.
Many have wondered why Lynch hasn’t officially retired from the NFL, despite announcing several months ago that he was calling it a career.
It’s worth mentioning that Lynch reportedly has yet to file his retirement papers, which has held up the process.
As of now, Lynch counts $11.5 million against their 2016 salary cap, according to OverTheCap.com. However, placing him on the reserve/retired list will clear $6.5 million in cap room and create $5 million in dead money.
Lynch, 29, has two years remaining on his three-year, $31 million contract that included $12 million guaranteed. He would make base salaries of $9 million in 2016 and another $7 million in 2017.
Lynch will finish his NFL career with 9,112 yards rushing on 2,144 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 252 receptions for 1,979 yards receiving and 83 total touchdowns for the Seahawks and Bills.
Lynch was a five-time Pro Bowler and made one first-team All Pro team in 2012. He also helped the Seahawks win a Super Bowl in 2013.