By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
No. 82: October 5, 2010 – The Bills trade Marshawn Lynch to Seattle for a fourth-round draft choice in 2011 (Chris Hairston) and a conditional draft choice in 2012 (Tank Carder).
The Bills had a rare situation in the middle of the 2010 football season: They had too many good running backs. Fred Jackson had become a solid contributor by this point, and C.J. Spiller was an exciting threat in a variety of ways. That left Marshawn Lynch, a former No. 1 pick of the team in 2007.
Lynch ran for more than 1,000 yards in 2007 and 2008, but he was crowded out of the picture in 2009. Therefore, Lynch was the odd man out when it came to a midseason trade with the Seahawks.
As we know, Lynch was happy in his new home for a while. He had four straight 1,000-yard seasons with the Seahawks, and won a championship in Seattle. Then, after a year off, Lynch took his “Beast Mode” to Oakland in 2017, and has now retired. Chris Hairston spent three years as a Bill as an offensive lineman, while Tank Carder never suited up for Buffalo.
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