After missing the first 12 of the Buffalo Bills’ preseason voluntary workouts, former Cal running back, Marshawn Lynch, has returned. Lynch, whose allegiance to the team who picked RB C.J. Spiller in the first round of this year’s NFL draft has been questioned, attended a voluntary practice on Tuesday.
“I like to play football, whether it’s here or whether it’s somewhere else,” Lynch said. “As long as I get to play football, I’m feeling great.”
Prior to the draft, and especially after, many pundits and bloggers questioned whether Lynch would return to the Bills for the 2010 season, BLD included. There were many unsubstantiated reports of a trade, some of which are still flying.
“With the way that things were looking, it looked like it was a possibility,” Lynch proffered on the subject. “If it would’ve happened, it would’ve happened. If it didn’t, I’m back. I’m here to practice. Thank you.”
Marshawn’s quick interview with the media has done little to quell the speculation that he may still yet be dealt. The Bills, however, maintain that they have not and are not looking to trade their less than law-abiding back, who still has two years remaining on his contract.
Lynch said he reported for practice because he missed football. “I felt I was away from the team for too long, and I missed it, so I came back to it,” Lynch said.
While his teammates – including Kawika Mitchell who planted a kiss on Lynch’s cheek during the interview – are happy to have him back, it’s not yet clear how the citizens of Buffalo feel on the subject.