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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