Marshawn Lynch visits Raiders Wednesday: Return may be imminent

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.

Signing Lynch would bring a ton of benefits to Oakland. They recently lost their 1000 yard rusher Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings during free agency and are looking for a new featured back.

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.

Pictures courtesy of Bleacher Report


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