Schneider said that he believes Lynch is leaning toward calling it a career after an injury-filled 2015 season.
Schneider first appeared on KIRO, the team's flagship station, saying the team was going to give Lynch time to decide what he wants to do, but added he was "under the impression," Lynch was leaning toward retirement.
Later on KJR, Schneider hedged his comments slightly, but reiterated that he thought Lynch was considering stepping away.
"I really, honestly don't know at this point," Schneider said. "If you put a gun to my head I would say he is leaning toward retirement. But I think with Marshawn you never really know. He's a fierce competitor. We just have to handle it the right way in terms of showing him as much respect as we possibly can for everything he's done for this organization."
Lynch was limited to just seven regular-season games in 2015, first bothered by hamstring and calf issues and later missing the final seven regular-season games with an abdominal injury that required surgery. Lynch returned for the
Carolina Panthers Coach
Kony Ealy will start in his place.
Allen broke a bone in his foot in the fourth quarter of Carolina's 31-24 win over Seattle last Sunday. He practiced Thursday, raising hope that he might play.
Allen expressed frustration over the decision as he walked out of the locker room, saying he was "disappointed" and feels healthy enough to play.
Rivera says it was a difficult decision, saying Allen is a "warrior." The coach hoped Allen would be ready to play in two weeks in the Super Bowl if Carolina were to win Sunday.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have given Coach Gus Bradley a one-year contract extension through 2017 and promoted Todd Wash to defensive coordinator.
Bradley is 12-36 in three seasons, and General Manager Dave Caldwell says extending him "solidifies Gus' good standing with our current players, provides certainty for free agents who may be considering the Jaguars and helps to deliver the continuity throughout our coaching staff that we think is critical for us to turn the corner."
Wash replaces Bob Babich, who was fired earlier this month after Jacksonville gave up the second-most points (448) in franchise history.
Wheels still turning
The authority that runs Oakland Coliseum will meet behind closed doors Monday to discuss how it will approach a lease extension for the
With Raiders owner Mark Davis still weighing his options after the
Meanwhile, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the St. Louis stadium task force prepared and submitted a "very actionable" plan to the NFL, Missouri Gov.
"It was very disappointing that we followed the guidelines, did what folks said, and that wasn't enough here," Nixon said, in his first lengthy comments on the subject. "When you look at everything that was done, we met the guidelines."
Amendola was back as the return man when Kansas City's