Raiders Considering Acquiring Retired Marshawn Lynch

By Staff  |  03/17/2017

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch retired a year ago and confirmed his intentions on 60 Minutes, but apparently, not everyone believes he's finished playing football.

Sources tell ESPN that the Oakland Raiders are strongly considering the acquisition of retired running back Marshawn Lynch, via trade or by his release.

Though Lynch is retired, the Seattle Seahawks hold his NFL rights, because there's two years remaining on his contract. Under this contract, Lynch would be due a $9 million salary and cap hit in 2017, and a base salary of $7 million in 2018, alongside the potential to earn an additional $3 million roster bonus.

But, if the Seahawks decide to release him, he'd be free to negotiate a new deal with the Raiders.

Playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders could be an incentive for Lynch to return.

The Raiders lost Latavius Murray during free agency, after the running back signed with Minnesota, so they need a solid running back. In addition to Lynch, they're also eyeing free agent Adrian Peterson.