Raiders reportedly come to terms with Marshawn Lynch, but not so fast

Marshawn Lynch signs with the Oakland Raiders?

General manager Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders appeared to have found their new running back, but it looks like the report came out too quick

Mike Silver of NFL Media is reporting that the team has come to terms with veteran Marshawn Lynch.

https://twitter.com/MikeSilver/status/852970506328453125

But now it appears that things have changed after Silver reported that. 

Beast Mode even took to Twitter to let everyone know nothing is official yet.

https://twitter.com/MoneyLynch/status/852995474877435904

Reports came out in March that the Raiders were interested in acquiring the 30-year-old running back and now it appears they have come to terms with him. 

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.

The Raiders still have to send compensation to the Seattle Seahawks to trade for him, unless the Seahawks willingly release him. The signing fills a void left by running back Latavius Murray, who signed with the Minnesota Vikings during free agency. 

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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