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NFL Rumors: Marshawn Lynch Landing With Raiders ‘Most Likely Outcome’

One thing has become abundantly clear over the last few weeks. Former star running back Marshawn Lynch intends to un-retire and join the Oakland Raiders.

Although Lynch wants to join the team in his hometown of Oakland, it isn’t an easy process with the Seattle Seahawks still owning his rights. Despite the prospect of a trade being made between the two teams, the Seahawks simply releasing him seems to be the path to least resistance, via Dan Graziano of ESPN:

The most likely outcome here still feels like a release and a signing with the Raiders, but it’s not impossible that the Lynch transaction could be a trade.

Graziano maps out ways Lynch could part ways with the Seahawks in order to end up with the Raiders before the start of the 2017 NFL season:

First, Lynch has to formally unretire. Second, Seattle and Oakland would have to agree on trade compensation. Third (or possibly second, actually), the Raiders and Lynch would have to agree on a new contract, as it’s unlikely they’ll want to pay him $9 million this year.

At this point, it only seems to be a matter of time before Lynch is wearing silver and black. Lynch clearly wants to play again and to do so in Oakland and not back in Seattle. The Seahawks addressed the need at running back during the NFL free agency period signing former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy.

It’ll be interesting to see how it all pans out, but it may be inevitable that Lynch is back in the league and ready to help bolster the running game in Oakland.

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