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Morning links: Lynch to Seattle rumors heat up

Now that the Seahawks have released LenDale White, the team appears to be in need of a running back. And a bruising runner who could be available is Buffalo’s Marshawn Lynch.

Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News wonders if the Seahawks could come calling for Lynch.

The Seahawks reportedly had internal discussions about Lynch a couple weeks before the draft, but Buffalo wanted a second round draft choice as compensation, which was too rich for Seattle. But with Lynch not reporting to Buffalo’s offseason workout program, the Bills probably have lowered their asking price. Further, the Bills seemed to have moved on by drafting C.J. Spiller to go along with Fred Jackson.

Lynch could be the power back that Seattle is seeking to pair with Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and Leon Washington. He’s familiar with the zone blocking scheme from his time at Cal, and is good friends with Forsett. However, Seattle could be facing the same issues with Lynch as they did with White. Lynch has had his share of off-the-field issues.

Michael Silver of Yahoo Sports recently wrote a story on Lynch that provides some good insight into his situation in Buffalo.

Gregg Bell of the Associated Press talks to LenDale White’s uncle, Herman White, who says his nephew is “confused” and “broken up” over the Seahawks’ decision to release him.

ESPN’s John Clayton talks about the LenDale White situation in this audio link.

Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck appeared on the NFL Network on Friday in this video link.

Matt Williamsson of Scouts Inc. believes Justin Forsett should be the starting running back for Seattle.

Head coach Pete Carroll explains his mantra “win forever” to Ben Malcomson of