posted on October 05, 2010 15:54
Another groundbreaking move for the Buffalo Bills.
Reports this afternoon are indicating that running back Marshawn Lynch, a former first-round pick for Buffalo, has been traded to the Seattle Seahawks. In return, the Bills received a 4th round pick in the upcoming draft in the spring, and a later-round conditional pick in the 2012 draft. The conditional status of the pick means that the round it ends up in depends on Lynch's performance in Seattle.
Lynch rushed for over 1,000 yards as a rookie in 2007. He had since been on the decline with some off-field issues, and had been sharing time this season with Fred Jackson and 2010 first-round pick C.J. Spiller. Lynch had received the most carries of any Bills running back so far this season.
He had been in some legal trouble during his time with Buffalo, including a conviction for a hit-and-run accident.