The Seattle Seahawks placed running back Marshawn Lynch on the NFL's reserve/retired list Thursday, making official what was implied in February when Lynch indicated he was ready to end his career.

The star running back was placed on the list Thursday. It was a procedural step, but one that needed to be taken to make Lynch's intended retirement official.

Lynch would have been an $11.5 million cap hit if he remained on Seattle's roster for the 2016 season. The Seahawks save $6.5 million with Lynch's retirement.