Seahawks sign Robert Turbin while working on reunion with Marshawn Lynch
The Seattle Seahawks are hurting badly in the backfield with running backs Chris Carson and CJ Prosise suffering season-ending injuries in Sunday’s Week 16 upset loss to the Arizona Cardinals. In response, the Seahawks worked out multiple running backs on Monday, including familiar faces in Robert Turbin and Marshawn Lynch.
Turbin, 30, is “expected” to sign with Seattle, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on Twitter. Garafolo also reports that former household name Lynch is close to reuniting with the Seahawks.
#Seahawks are still working through the Marshawn Lynch meeting and physical. Meanwhile, they’re expected to sign RB Robert Turbin, sources say. One reunion about to go down, another still in the works.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 24, 2019
Turbin last played for the Seahawks in the 2014 NFL season. He started his professional career as a fourth-round selection by Seattle in the 2012 draft. In his three-season, 48-game regular-season tenure with the NFC West franchise, Turbin rushed for 928 yards on 231 carries, failing to score a touchdown on the ground, although the Utah State product caught two touchdown receptions.
After sustaining an ankle sprain during the 2015 preseason, the Seahawks waived Turbin, who then was picked up by the Cleveland Browns. Robert Turbin only spent three games in Ohio before being waived again and later signing with the Dallas Cowboys. Turbin last played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2016-18 when he was released in November of last year. Turbin scored eight rushing touchdowns in three seasons with Indy, rushing for 227 total yards.
Lynch, of course, will be the more interesting name if a reunion does indeed happen. The 33-year-old Super Bowl champion retired after a five-plus-season tenure with the Seahawks only to come out of hibernation to play one-plus seasons with his hometown Oakland Raiders. Lynch, a five-time Pro-Bowler and the fourth-leading all-time rusher in Seahawks franchise history, retired again in the past offseason.
Lynch worked out with Seattle on Monday.