Schneider would not be surprised if Lynch retired


INDIANAPOLIS -- Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider still hasn't gotten any more clarity on Marshawn Lynch's future.

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The running back is taking his time to decide if he wants to return to the NFL next season. Schneider was asked if he'd be surprised if Lynch walked away.

"You know? Not really," he said Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine. "He's a guy that kind of beats to his own drum. He does what he wants. He would never let you know one way or the other. There's been a lot of great running backs that have just walked away. So I have no idea."

Around The NFL asked Schneider if Lynch does decide to retire how that will change the Seahawks' offense. His immediate response: "Bam. Wow," as if he'd been hit with a punch.

"We'll have to adjust, but we have to do that at every position, so we constantly have models and plans for what's coming," he said. "We'd just have to move forward with Plan B."

Schneider said he has confidence in Robert Turbin and Christine Michael taking on the load if Lynch calls it quits.

"I like both of those guys, they just haven't had a ton of opportunities yet," Schneider said.

More notes from Schneider:

1. On if he's over the Super Bowl loss:

"No, I'm not over it," he said. "I think it's always going to stay with you and just part of life. There's a lot of big games I've been a part of that don't go your way -- going back to high school, if you want. It drives you. It's just one of those things. Just like the coaching staff trusts us with acquisition and managing departments that touch all the coaches, we trust those guys in the job they do; I mean, hey, they've been doing a great job. We always talk about the finish line, and we're just moving forward."

2. Schneider sounded resigned to the fact that free agent Byron Maxwell has played himself into a contract that prices him out of Seattle's price range.

3. The GM added that there is no timeline to get a deal done for Russell Wilson. "I've talked to his people, and they know where we're at," he said.

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