Lynch visits Raiders amid talk of comeback

Tomas Mccoy
April 6, 2017

Former NFL punter Pat McAfee first reported the meeting for Barstool Sports.

Running back Marshawn Lynch has informed the Raiders that he intends to come out of retirement, according to NFL Network. With so many steps already determined, it really seems like this could a possibility in the near future.

Oakland lost starter Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings in free agency, and now have DeAndre Washington as their starting back.

The news comes as Lynch met at the Raiders facility with coach Jack Del Rio.

Lynch, 30, last played for the Seahawks in 2015 and announced his retirement on the day of Super Bowl 50. Schneider says he doesn't anticipate any difficulties trading Lynch to Oakland because of his long history with McKenzie, who worked with him for years in Green Bay.

In nine seasons in the NFL, Lynch averaged 4.3 yards per carry and scored 79 rushing touchdowns. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, both 5-foot-8, are entering their second seasons.

Keep in mind that going this route would mean Lynch's $9 million being added to their salary cap.

When Lynch does un-retire, he will be under contract with the Seahawks, who have moved on to Eddie Lacy. Davis said he talked with the A's about doing a joint deal for two stadiums at the Coliseum site and selling them 20 percent of the Raiders, but they weren't interested in doing a joint deal there.

Lynch would be 31 when the 2017 season starts.

Not only would Lynch get a premier offensive line, but he would play with one of the league's finest young quarterbacks and a defense with major potential.

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