The Seahawks are brutally banged up at the running back position, so much so that reports suggest the team could reach back in its history books to reunite with former icon Marshawn Lynch.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Galiforo report that the man known as ‘Beast Mode’ is in route to Seattle to discuss a possible short-term return to the Seahawks.

Seattle lost Sunday in Week 16 to the Arizona Cardinals 27-13, falling to 11-4 on the season.  Starting running back Chris Carson suffered a hip injury and is reportedly feared to be done for the season.  Regular second-stringer Rashad Penny already saw his season end prematurely due to a knee injury a few weeks ago, then third-stringer CJ Prosise suffered a broken arm Sunday that ends his season.  That left rookie fourth-stringer Travis Homer to take most of the snaps at running back the rest of the game.  Needless to say, Seattle, already having clinched a playoff spot, is desperate at the running back position.

The Seahawks also are struggling with injuries at left tackle, with veteran Duane Brown needing knee surgery that will keep him out another week vs the 49ers.

Seattle will host San Francisco on Sunday Night Football in Week 17 to decide the NFC West, and a possible first-round bye in the playoffs.