Retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch visited his hometown Oakland Raiders on Wednesday.
The meeting was first reported by former NFL punter Pat McAfee of Barstool sports. Although the Seahawks still retain the rights to Lynch, they have given other teams permission to speak to him
Lynch turns 31 this month and he last played in the NFL in 2015. He has amassed almost 10,000 rushing yards in his career and has scored 74 touchdowns. But he has faced his fair share of injuries in those nine years, including an injury-plagued 2015 season that saw him rush for just 417 yards in 7 games.
Sources say that since Lynch is set to make close to $16 million over the next two seasons, the Raiders hope that the Seahawks will cut Lynch in hopes to discuss a cheaper deal with Lynch. In addition, a cheaper deal with Lynch will allow the Raiders more cap room to pay pro bowlers Khalil Mack and Derek Carr.
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