NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reported via Twitter on Monday afternoon that the Seattle Seahawks remain "quite interested" in disgruntled Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch via trade. Seattle had previously shown interest in acquiring Lynch during April's 2010 NFL Draft, where they reportedly had an offer on the table for the fourth-year tailback. Buffalo, to this point in the off-season, has shown little to no interest in dealing Lynch.
Seattle acquired two running backs via trade during April's draft - Leon Washington, a speedy former Jet, and LenDale White, the bruising former Titan who played for Seahawks coach Pete Carroll while the two were at USC. Seattle has since released White, and they appear to be interested in adding more size to their backfield.
Interest is just interest, though. The sticking point here is compensation, and we've heard reports that the Bills want anything from a second-round pick to, more recently, a fourth-round pick for the man they chose No. 12 overall in 2007. For now, it appears that Seattle, along with any other teams that may be interested, aren't willing to meet that asking price.
Lynch appears to be the third running back in the pecking order at the moment in Buffalo, behind veteran Fred Jackson and rookie C.J. Spiller. While he has been spotted at team facilities in Orchard Park lifting weights, he has not yet attended a practice, nor met with new head coach Chan Gailey.