Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Free Agent / Not Drafted

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting a source close to Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch said the possibility of the rusher coming out of retirement is "realer than its ever been." (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact
Lynch is once again pondering coming out of retirement and is heavily being linked to the Oakland Raiders. Oakland, who has a need at running back after losing Latavius Murray in free agency to the Vikings, could attempt to trade for or sign Lynch if he is released. However, the Seahawks, who still own the rights to the retired back, are unlikely to let him go without significant compensation. If Lynch does come out of retirement and is still a member of the Seahawks organization, they would be on the hook for his $9 million cap hit for 2017. And with roughly $14.7 million in remaining cap space, the Seahawks may be forced to grant him his outright release, which plays into the Raiders hand. According to a source close to Lynch, "it's Raiders or bust," if he does, in fact, unretire. This story will develop as the offseason progresses.

Category: Rumors


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders are "strongly considering acquiring" former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch either in a trade or if he is granted his outright release this offseason. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact
In a surprise report, it appears Lynch could come out of retirement for the 2017 season, and he could be pursued by the Raiders. Oakland, who lost Latavius Murray via free agency, have a need at running back. With Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles still available on the open market, the Raiders may go in another direction in the form of the aforementioned retired rusher. Although Lynch has not played since the 2015 season, he is still 30-years-old with fewer durability concerns then Peterson and Charles, who are 31 and 30-years-old respectively.

Category: Rumors


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