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Seahawks lock up RB Lynch to multiyear deal

Marshawn Lynch is staying put in Seattle.

The Seahawks' bulldozing, Skittles-loving running back has agreed to a multiyear deal to keep him in a Seattle uniform coming off the finest season of his NFL career.

Seattle announced the deal Sunday night and was able to avoid having to use the franchise tag on its star running back. Terms of Lynch's deal were not immediately available.

Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns last season and embodied the attitude head coach Pete Carroll wanted the rest of his roster to emulate. Lynch also showed a maturity this season that might have been absent in the past.

General manager John Schneider says getting Lynch locked up long-term was what the Seahawks hoped would happen when they acquired him from Buffalo.

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