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Michael Robinson not sure what Marshawn Lynch is thinking

Marshawn Lynch, Michael Robinson

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, left, and teammate Michael Robinson take part in a media availability Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to play in the Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. (AP Photo)

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Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson is just like the rest of us now.

The NFL Media contributor and sometimes-confidante of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch said he had no idea what his old friend is up to, or if retirement is a possibility.

I don’t know exactly what Marshawn is thinking,” Robinson said on the NFL Network. “I don’t think anyone knows exactly what he’s thinking. But what I do know is that the guys in that locker room mean the world to him. What I do know is that he’s the best running back in National Football League. And what I also know is he is under contract next year.”

That’s not necessarily a cause which leads to effect, as the mercurial Lynch confounds almost everyone who crosses his path.

Seahawks General Manager John Schneider is hoping to find out soon himself, so he can make plans if Lynch isn’t planning on being back.

But at this point, few know what’s going on inside that head.

“I cannot sit here 100 percent and say he will retire,” Robinson said. “We talk about him saying ‘I’m about that action.’ It’s not just about football. Go to that Oakland community go to the kids that he’s servicing. Talk to those kids that he’s servicing. Talk to those kids, . . . That’s what’s really important to him. This is a man of principle. He’s a very private guy. When he sets his mind to something, that’s what he believes in.”

And until Lynch has a press conference or something to announce it, it appears no one is quite sure what that will be.