Running back Marshawn Lynch is reportedly on the Oakland Raiders’ radar. According to Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Raiders are trying lure Lynch out of retirement to join their team.
Per the report, Lynch would have to either be traded or released by the Seattle Seahawks due to his NFL rights remaining with Seattle.
But now this interesting piece of news has come about. It appears that Lynch himself is possibly getting the ball in motion by requesting a release from the Seahawks’ brass, according to Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post.
Source: Marshawn Lynch met w/Pete Carroll+Schneider yesterday and asked to be released. Privately (w/friends) has been wearing #Raiders gear
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) March 17, 2017
Lynch is native from Oakland and played college football in Berkeley. The Raiders just let running back Latavius Murray test free agency and he was quickly signed by the Minnesota Vikings.
This puts the Raiders in need of a lead running back. What better of an option than an Oakland native that has a year’s rest under his belt?
There should be more happening here soon on this breaking story.