Running back Marshawn Lynch made his offseason debut with the Bills Tuesday, practicing for the first time as the team opened three days of voluntary OTAs. Lynch also talked with reporters, and was asked some point-blank questions.
Lynch, the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, denied to reporters that he’s asked to be traded, but didn’t exactly endorse his current situation when asked if he wanted to stay in Buffalo, either.
“I like to play football,” he responded. “Whether it’s here or if it’s somewhere else, as long as I get to play football, I’m feeling great.”
You can check out the video here of Lynch speaking with reporters.
Lynch confirmed he has met with coach Chan Gailey, who up until this point hasn’t had a lot to say on the matter. Today might have been the first time Lynch spoke to Buffalo-area reporters, but it’s not the first time we’ve heard from him this offseason — he told Comcast Sports Network in San Francisco a couple of weeks back that he was told by Bills GM Buddy Nix he wouldn’t be traded.
There has been a lot of chatter about how Lynch, Fred Jackson and rookie first-round pick C.J. Spiller all fit into the Bills’ backfield. Jackson offered his take, saying Lynch has been nothing but professional and just wants to be part of the team, according to Chris Brown of Buffalobills.com.
Until we hear otherwise, this appears to be the status quo in Buffalo.