Beast Mode is back: Marshawn Lynch returns to the Seahawks

Beast Mode is officially back in Seattle.

Former running back Marshawn Lynch, 33, signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, his agent tweeted on Monday night.

According to Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network, Lynch passed a physical, signed a deal and is in position to play on Sunday night.

Coach Pete Carroll said earlier Monday on his radio show that Lynch was flying out to Seattle for a physical.

The Seahawks lost Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise to season-ending injuries in Sunday’s 27-13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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The injuries to Carson and Prosise come after Seattle had already lost running back Rashaad Penny to a torn ACL in a week 14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

Rookie sixth-round pick Travis Homer is the only healthy running back on the Seahawks active roster. Homer had five carries for 16 yards in Sunday’s loss.

Lynch hasn’t played a snap in the NFL since week six last year when his Oakland Raiders fell 27-3 to the Seahawks in London.

In six games with the Raiders last season, Lynch had 90 carries for 376 yards and three touchdowns. Lynch joined the Raiders ahead of the 2017 season after not playing in 2016. In 2017, Lynch played in 15 games and rushed for 891 yards on 207 attempts.

A former first-round pick by the Buffalo Bills in 2007, Lynch was traded to the Seahawks in October 2010 – Pete Carroll’s first season as head coach of the Seahawks.

Lynch would go on to rush for 6,347 yards in 82 regular season games with the Seahawks – good for fourth place in franchise history.

In 11 seasons in the NFL, Lynch has run for 10,379 yards – good for 29th place all-time in NFL history. He also has 937 rushing yards and nine touchdowns in 11 career playoff games – all with the Seahawks.

Lynch was selected to the Pro Bowl four times with the Seahawks, was named first-team All Pro in 2012 and helped lead the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XLVIII victory over the Denver Broncos.

Despite Sunday’s loss to the Cardinals, the Seahawks still have a chance to clinch the NFC West with a victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday"Sunday Night Football."

Lynch may not be the only reunion for Seattle. Former running back Robert Turbin posted a picture from the Seahawks locker room on social media late Monday. There was no confirmation from the team that Turbin has signed, but he had been in for a workout with the team last week.

Turbin played for Seattle from 2012-14 and was Lynch's backup.

“Happy to be back home," Turbin wrote on Instagram.

Lynch visited Seattle’s facility earlier this month but the team said it was simply to see some friends. The team had to report the visit to the league because Lynch has not officially filed retirement papers and could be signed by any team.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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