Source: Marshawn Lynch deadline set

Updated: March 2, 2012, 10:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Seattle Seahawks will place their franchise tag on running back Marshawn Lynch if the two sides cannot agree to a long-term contract by Monday, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

The 25-year-old Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2011 in his best NFL season.

Lynch had six 100-yard games in the Seahawks' final nine games. In the three games during that stretch in which Lynch failed to top 100 yards, he rushed for more than 85 yards twice ...

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