New contract expected for Marshawn Lynch

The Seattle Seahawks want to sign running back Marshawn Lynch to a new contract.

They're scheduled to sit down with him next week.

Lynch is under contract through next season.

Lynch is due $6.5 million next year. The Seahawks can save $7 million if they cut him, but that's not expected to happen.

Lynch rushed for 1,306 yards and 17 touchdowns this season.

"He's under contract next year and he's a warrior,'' Seahawks general manager John Schneider said of Lynch. "He goes out there every weekend and lays it on the line. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a better running back in the National Football League."

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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