NFL Rumors: Marshawn Lynch Talking About Playing For The Raiders

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Retired running back Marshawn Lynch reportedly met with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday and is talking with the team about possibly playing for them in 2017. Lynch knows the Bay Area well and played college football at Cal.

Barstool Sports first reported the meeting between the two sides. The Seattle Seahawks, which still holds the rights to Lynch, granted permission for the visit, ESPN reported.

Seahawks GM John Schneider told 710 ESPN that he’s had conversations with the Raiders about a possible trade.

“Marshawn is trying to figure things out, the Raiders are trying to figure things out. My understanding is that if he would want to come back and play, that it would be for the Raiders and that’d be about it,” Schneider said.

Lynch retired at the end of the 2015 season. Oakland might have to cover much of what he’s owed in 2017 and 2018 if they want to acquire him. Lynch is a $9 million cap hit for the Seahawks in 2017 and is owed $7 million in 2018.

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