Following initial reports in March about his return, it appears Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement… to join the Raiders.
The team announced Wednesday (April 26) that they’ve agreed to a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for the running back to play in Oakland.
Here’s the trade: The Raiders will send a fifth-round draft pick in the 2018 draft for Lynch, while also getting the Seahawks’ 2018 sixth-round pick in return.
Lynch retired after the 2015 season, but was born and raised in Oakland, so the trade was likely the only move that would entice him to return.
During his career, Lynch, 31, rushed for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in nine NFL seasons. However, he was limited to just seven games in 2015, due to injury.
The Raiders needed a lead back, after Latavius Murray joined the Minnesota Vikings in free agency.