Buffalo GM Buddy Nix: Bills have no plans to trade RB Marshawn Lynch
Bills GM Buddy Nix
said Wednesday that the team has no plans to trade former Pro Bowl RB Marshawn Lynch
"Our intention is for Marshawn to be here," Nix told reporters, via the Buffalo News
. "He's under contract. We think he's a good back. We need two backs. Our intentions are for him to be here. All this trade talk, it's not coming from us."
Lynch has been mentioned in trade rumors and has not been participating in the team's offseason workout program.
After serving a suspension at the start of last season, Lynch lost his starting job to Fred Jackson
and rushed for just 450 yards. He made the Pro Bowl in 2008.
Nix said the Bills would like Lynch to participate in the voluntary offseason program, and was asked if Lynch requested a trade.
"Look guys," Nix told reporters. "He don't make that decision. He's under contract to us. We're going to do what's best for the Bills. We need Marshawn, and we expect him to show up when it's mandatory." -- Sean Leahy