Running back Marshawn Lynch has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders

Raiders add running back Marshawn Lynch

General manager Reggie McKenzie wanted an answer from veteran running back Marshawn Lynch before the NFL Draft started on Thursday, and now he's got it.

The Oakland Raiders announced that they have acquired running back Marshawn Lynch to add to their already potent offense.

NFL Media's Ian Rapoport is broke the news early Wednesday morning, reporting that the two sides agreed to a deal.

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The Raiders made it official after the veteran running back came to the facility and passed his physical. The Silver & Black will give the Seahawks their fifth-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft for Lynch and Seattle's sixth-round pick.

Meanwhile, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the deal is a two-year contract, the amount of years the Raiders are expected to stay in Oakland.

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Lynch has spent the last few days in Haiti where he is helping former teammate Cliff Avril build a school. The 31-year-old running back will now return from his trip and go to Alameda, where he will take a physical. If the team likes what they see, a trade will take place between the Seahawks and the Raiders, sending his rights to Oakland. 

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. 

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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