After Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin pleaded with team head coach Pete Carroll on Friday to have former teammate Marshawn Lynch’s No. 24 unavailable for the upcoming NFL season, general manager John Schneider confirmed that would be the case.
“One of the last conversations I had with Marshawn was that nobody was going to wear No. 24 this year in the regular season,” said Schneider on Monday during an ESPN radio appearance.
The Seahawks drafted 10 players in last week’s NFL Draft, along with 13 other rookie free agents, none of whom will wear the number.
We are thrilled with the new teammates. One condition. Nobody wears #24 for years to come.
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) April 30, 2016
Lynch also replied to Baldwin’s tweet to Carroll on behalf of the players in agreement.
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) May 1, 2016
Lynch, who announced his retirement during the Super Bowl at the age of 29, has yet to fill out his official retirement papers. Schneider did go on to say that there are no worries.
“We’ve planned for if we were going to get the papers before June 1 or after,” Schneider said. “So we’re good.”
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