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NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported this week that a source close to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch said the 28-year-old could be considering retirement.
Well there you have it, sports fans. This goes to mental make-up and it looks like when the going gets tough, Marshawn Lynch gets going. Between the talk of a reduced role, the requests for a new contract, and off-field questions, Lynch has been publicly taking his lumps lately and he doesn't seem to be too happy about it. We doubt that he's actually considering retirement, but it just goes to show what he's made of, whether this is a negotiation tactic or not.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender