The Raiders are reportedly expected to trade for Marshawn Lynch

Raiders and Seahawks getting closer to deal sending Marshawn Lynch to the Silver & Black

It's been a long offseason for Raider Nation, one that has provided many ups and downs but now it appears they may get a boost of joy.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Raiders are "expected to work out" a deal with the Seattle Seahawks that would send veteran and Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch to the Silver & Black.

Reports came out in March that the Raiders were interested in acquiring the 30-year-old running back and now it appears they are one step closer. 

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. Due to league rules, if he is traded he does not have to send the NFL a letter to be re-instated, according to Rapoport.

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

Lynch is an Oakland native, and went to high school at Oakland Tech and stayed close to home for college to attend Cal Berkeley. 

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