The Oakland Raiders are 'strongly considering' acquiring Marshawn Lynch

The Oakland Raiders are 'strongly considering' acquiring Marshawn Lynch

The Oakland Raiders let Latavius Murray find a new team and it appears they are looking for another running back to join Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. 

General manager Reggie McKenzie has kicked the tires on Adrian Peterson, and it appears they are also exploring the possibility of another veteran running back.

Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN are reporting that the Raiders are looking at the idea of acquiring retired back and Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch.

https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/842712459379204096

As of right now, the Raiders would have to trade for Lynch due to the Seattle Seahawks still owning his rights for the next two seasons. McKenzie and Seahawks general manager John Schneider have completed many trades together and have a good working relationship as they both worked together with the Green Bay Packers.

Beast Mode retired after the 2015 year, when he missed nine regular-season games after getting surgery on his abdomen in November. Before that, Lynch had missed just one game in the four years before that. 

In his nine years in the NFL, Lynch started 114 games while rushing for 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns. 

The former Cal standout hasn't shown any inclinations to wanting to come back to the NFL, but it seems like the Silver & Black jersey would be the most likely one for him to wear should he come back.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Raiders have kicked around this idea before, including last season but Lynch did't want to come back. 

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/842727576070225920

Stay tuned to see if the Raiders can get Beast Mode to don the jersey he admired so much while growing up in Oakland. 


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