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Darrell Bevell: Seahawks going to RB 'committee'

Marshawn Lynch might want to show up to OTAs.

While the Seattle Seahawks' star running back has been absent from the facility, 2013 second-rounder Christine Michael has been showing coaches he deserves a big opportunity this season.

Last week, Pete Carroll raved about Michael and said he would "get a ton of work." On Wednesday, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell took the Michael hype train to a whole other track.

"We are going to be running back by committee," Bevell said at a Seahawks Town Hall event Wednesday night. "We really like what Christine Michael is doing right now. ... He has breakaway speed and power behind his pads."

Splitting carries is the NFL norm these days, but a tailback platoon would be a surprise in Seattle. Lynch has been the engine that drives the Super Bowl champs, playing in all 16 games the past two seasons while racking up 26 total touchdowns. Michael, on the other hand, was able to get in just four games in 2013.

The former Texas A&M star is sure to get a bigger workload this season. The Seahawks didn't spend a second-round pick on him to let him waste away on the bench. But a true running back by committee where he splits carries with Lynch would be surprising.

All the chatter from Seahawks coaches might just be their way of telling Lynch to show up to the offseason sessions.

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