Marshawn Lynch will only come out of retirement to play for Raiders

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This is in agreement with Monday Morning Quarterback's Peter King, who said Monday that Lynch "really wants" to play in Oakland and that the possibility of him un-retiring is "realer than it's ever been".

Lynch, 30, retired in May 2016 under the Seattle Seahawks.

Both ESPN and the NFL Network later reported the Raiders' interest. To return to play, he would need to file reinstatement papers with the league. "A source also told Rapoport that Lynch's comeback is 'realer than it's even been'".

Beast Mode could be nearing his return.

If your team needed a veteran running back, which one would you want - Marshawn Lynch or Adrian Peterson? While it might be easier to lure former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson to town, Lynch has personal ties to the area that could also make him the ideal offseason signing. Lynch's contract still has those two years left on it, meaning the Seahawks remain in complete control of him from a playing standpoint.

King suggests Seattle won't block Lynch's path to Oakland "as a favor" to a player who spent parts of six years with there and remains popular in the Seahawks locker room. Lynch sees the Raiders as an opportunity to bring his personal and professional lives closer together. And with roughly $14.7 million in remaining cap space, the Seahawks may be forced to grant him his outright release, which plays into the Raiders hand.

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