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[October 27, 2014]  Oct 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch likely will not be a part of the team next season, according to ESPN.

The Seahawks reportedly are tired of Lynch's act, which has included not appearing at the White House after winning the Super Bowl, holding out during training camp and possibly being part of the team's locker room distractions.

Sources told ESPN that not even Lynch expects to be on the team's roster next year.

The team could have traded Lynch before Tuesday's deadline but fullback Derrick Coleman broke a foot last week, forcing halfback Robert Turbin to be moved to fullback.

Lynch was also reportedly upset when the Seahawks dealt wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets after the team grew tired of Harvin's negative influence in the locker room. ESPN reported that quarterback Russell Wilson had nothing to do with the trade, despite reports that Harvin and Wilson did not get along.

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St. Louis Rams left tackle Jake Long could be lost for the season with a knee injury.

Long was scheduled to undergo an MRI to confirm what the team suspects is a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Long needed surgery after he had the same injury 10 months ago and spent most of the offseason in aggressive rehab.

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If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers make a trade by Tuesday's deadline, they are most likely to deal running back Doug Martin, according to ESPN.

Wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been widely speculated as a player Tampa Bay would move, but sources told ESPN that Martin is actually a more likely candidate to be dealt.

The Bucs are open to trading Martin because rookie third-round draft pick Charles Sims is eligible to come off injured reserved.

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The NFL is satisfied with how the Kansas City Chiefs handled running back Jamaal Charles after he took some big hits against the San Diego Chargers last week, according to CBS Sports.

Charles was evaluated by the Chiefs' training staff after getting hit hard on a touchdown but the team decided he did not have a concussion. However, Charles said later in the week that he saw "spots" after taking the hit on the TD, leading to speculation that he sustained a concussion.

According to CBS sources, Charles passed all concussion protocols from an independent neurologist and the Chiefs took additional measures after Charles' radio interview.

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The Washington Redskins signed safety Akeem Davis from the practice squad player to the active roster and released safety Jamarca Sanford. The Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. (Editing by Gene Cherry)

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