Oakland Raiders Reportedly Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch From Seahawks

Raiders pursing retired RB Marshawn Lynch

After losing Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings, the Oakland Raiders are considering to replace him with a retired player known as "Beast Mode". Lynch can stay home, play in front of family and finish his career, while making a few extra dollars, in the place where he's most comfortable.

"I'm done. I'm not playing football anymore", Lynch said, per the Associated Press.

Lynch last played on January 17, 2016 in a playoff game against the Carolina Panthers.

Lynch might be flattered by King's tweets, but we have a feeling he won't be carrying anyone else's pads if he were to return. (Though Schefter notes that their respective GMs worked together in Green Bay and have a good relationship.) And then there's the question of whether Lynch would want to come out of retirement, even for his hometown team. They also signed two new veterans.

However, Lynch has reportedly indicated recently he could be interested in returning to the game. Basically, they'd have to convince Lynch to restructure his contract, and they'd also have to be willing to give up draft picks to Seattle in a trade, which might not be a great deal for Oakland when you're talking about trading for a 30-year-old running back.

After sitting out a season, ostensibly because he's retired, is running back Marshawn Lynch considering a comeback?

Despite his rugged style, Lynch, who will turn 31 in April, missed just one game from 2010-14 before sitting out nine games in 2015 with an abdominal injury that required surgery. In 2018, he would be due a base salary of $7 million unless they release him outright from the contract.

Here are the five most obvious reasons why Lynch to the Raiders simply doesn't make sense.

Bringing him back now would be a huge mistake, Kennedy says. especially with guys like Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles still available. In all that time and through all the rumors, no piece of Marshawn Lynch news has actually quoted him as having any interest in playing for another team, let alone unretiring to join the Oakland Raiders.

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