Marshawn Lynch Tells Raiders He Plans to Un-Retire

Janie Parker
April 6, 2017

So, it wasn't a long drive or bike ride for Lynch when he reportedly visited the Raiders on Wednesday.

The retired Seattle Seahawks running back is now at the Raiders' practice facility, according to Pat McAfee of Barstool Sports.

Running back Marshawn Lynch has informed the Raiders that he intends to come out of retirement, according to NFL Network.

Beast Mode wants to come back.

The Raiders lost running back Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings in free agency. Most significantly, the Seahawks would either have to trade him or release him if they can't work out a deal with Oakland.

The news comes as Lynch met at the Raiders facility with coach Jack Del Rio. Lynch, who will turn 31 later this month, has 9,112 rushing yards and 74 rushing touchdowns in his nine-year National Football League career.

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Rapoport reports the Seahawks cleared Lynch to visit the Raiders for what was described as a "fact-finding" mission.

In his final season in 2015, Lynch rushed for 417 yards and three touchdowns on 111 carries. He may be a high-upside second option if the Raiders draft another running back or believe in last year's backups DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

Lynch is from Oakland and has said in the past he'd like to play for his home team.

In nine seasons as a pro, Lynch gained 9,112 yards on the ground, scoring 74 TDs and earning five trips to the Pro Bowl. And if he does bounce back, I'd be happy not having to see the 49ers play him twice a year this fall.

Under terms of his existing contract, Lynch would be in line for a $9 million salary and cap hit in 2017.

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