Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago1 Comment

Lynch began taking part in team drills during Tuesday's OTA, Alex Flanagan of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the first week of OTAs, the bruising veteran was back out on the field Tuesday, taking part in a variety of drills with the other running backs. It was originally believed Lynch would sit out for the entirety of OTAs in order to continue learning the offense, but it appears he will at least get some conditioning in this week.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
2 months ago

Lynch is being held out of OTAs by the Raiders' coaching staff, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch isn't dealing with any injuries or health concerns, but the Raiders are keeping the 31-year-old on the sidelines during OTAs as he continues to learn the new system. He may not suit up for practice until training camp, but for now, seventh-round pick Elijah Hood figures to see additional reps at running back as Lynch serves as his mentor.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

Lynch's trade to the Raiders was made official after he passed his physical with the team on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This announcement is more of a formality after it was announced Wednesday morning that the Seahawks had agreed to trade Lynch and a 2018 sixth-round pick to Oakland in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Lynch's contract with the Raiders is for one-year, $3 million, and he can earn an additional $2 million by rushing for more than 1,000 yards this season. He'll be the team's starting running back, ahead of Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Taiwan Jones. In 2015, Lynch's last season of action, he ran for 417 yards and three touchdowns in seven games.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

The Raiders and Seahawks and agreed to terms on a deal that will send Lynch to Oakland, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move has been rumored for several weeks, but Lynch now appears poised to join the Raiders within the next few days. The trade will be contingent on Lynch passing a physical exam, which is expected to be completed later in the day Wednesday. The logistics of the trade with Seattle are yet to be reported, but the Seahawks are likely to receive late-round picks in the 2018 draft as compensation, per a Sports Illustrated report. Meanwhile, Lynch is expected to ink a one-year deal with the Raiders that will pay him roughly $3 million in base salary before incentive opportunities.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago3 Comments

The Seahawks have reached an agreement to trade Lynch to the Raiders, pending the running back's passing of a physical Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch sat out the 2016 season and announced his retirement from the NFL, but the 31-year-old couldn't turn down the allure of playing for his hometown team. According to Schefter, Lynch will sign a two-year deal with the Raiders once the team officially acquires his rights from the Seahawks. Lynch projects to serve as the Raiders' starting running back following the offseason departure of Latavius Murray, and the team is hoping a year away from the game has helped rejuvenate Lynch. The five-time Pro Bowler showed diminished effectiveness while fighting through injuries in his last season in 2015, playing seven games and averaging 3.8 yards per carry.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago1 Comment

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said Monday that Lynch is still trying to work out a contract with the Raiders, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. "Yeah, I would think [Raiders GM] Reggie [McKenzie] would want to go into the draft knowing that they have another runner or not,'' Schneider said.

EDGE Analysis

While the matter of compensation between the Raiders and Seahawks doesn't seem to be a major issue, Lynch is apparently having a tough time reaching acceptable terms with his prospective team. The two sides still seem likely to work out a deal, but Schneider suggested the clock is ticking, pointing to the upcoming draft as a possible deadline. Though it's probably more of a soft deadline, there's little question the Raiders would like to settle Lynch's situation by the end of the week. With the draft only two days away, Lynch may feel some pressure to reduce his contract expectations.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

Lynch's future is something Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie would like to have determined prior to next Thursday's draft, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch, by mostly all accounts, is seeking to return from retirement and play for his hometown Raiders this season. Despite that being public knowledge at this point, Oakland and his representatives have yet to come to terms on a contract. Once that occurs, the Raiders and Seahawks, who still hold Lynch's rights, will need to agree on a trade. That process is clear, but the dominoes remain in wait of a push, which McKenzie rightfully hopes will occur ahead of next week's draft.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

Lynch has not yet reached terms on a contract with the Raiders, Jerry McDonald of The Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch was reported earlier Friday to have closed a deal with the Raiders, but it appears that isn't yet the case. Nonetheless, it seems the Oakland native will soon clear the way for the Seahawks to trade him to the Raiders. While Lynch, whose rights still belong to Seattle, will need to be reinstated before any transaction is made between the teams, that too seems a formality. By mostly all accounts, Lynch figures to be in silver and black this season, but just when his ticket home will be punched remains to be seen.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

Lynch has agreed to contract terms with the Raiders, NFL Network's Mike Silver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch's rights are still held by the Seahawks, but after they gave him permission to negotiate with the Raiders, now a trade is the only transaction left for Lynch to officially join his hometown team once he's reinstated. With a contract in place in Oakland, Lynch's one year in retirement appears destined to come to a close before long, assuming he's reinstated and the Raiders and Seahawks can work out a deal. Behind arguably the best offensive line in football, Lynch would figure to fill the departed Latavius Murray's role as the Raiders' lead tailback, with rising second-year pros Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington around to keep him fresh while serving as change-of-pace options also capable of contributing in the passing game.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (10)
3 months ago

The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade for Lynch, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch began the process of filing for reinstatement and will now need to work out terms of a restructured contract before the Raiders agree to trade for him. He had two years remaining on his Seahawks contract when he retired, with the deal paying him a salary commensurate with his standing as one of the top running backs in the league. Oakland will presumably want Lynch to accept a major pay cut, as he'll turn 31 later in April and hasn't played since 2015. While his age, injury history and the long lay-off create questions, Lynch could be highly productive in an Oakland offense that needs a lead back to replace Latavius Murray. The Raiders already have a franchise quarterback and talented receiving corps, in addition to what's arguably the best offensive line in the NFL.