Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
3 months ago

Lynch agreed to reduce his 2018 salary by $500,000 in exchange for having most of the remaining money guaranteed, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The new contract ensures Lynch will stay with the Raiders for 2018, ending any rumors that the recent signing of Doug Martin might inspire the team to release its other hometown hero. The 31-year-old proved last season that he's still a capable lead back, overcoming a slow start to finish with 207 carries for 891 yards (4.3 average) and seven touchdowns in 15 games, including seven straight weeks with more than 60 rushing yards to close out the season. Martin merely figures to compete with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington for backup work. Lynch finished last season healthy and will celebrate his 32nd birthday in late April.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
3 months ago

Lynch will receive his $1 million roster bonus Sunday and remain with the Raiders for the 2018 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders mulled their options over the first few days of free agency and opted to stick with Lynch for 2018 while also adding former Buccaneer Doug Martin. Lynch rushed 207 times for 891 yards (4.3 average) and had 20 receptions for 151 yards and seven total touchdowns for the Raiders in 2017, and appears slated to be the team's lead back again for the upcoming season.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
4 months ago

Lynch seems to have the support of new head coach Jon Gruden, but that doesn't necessarily mean the running back will be back in Oakland for 2018, Michael Gehlken of The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch is scheduled for a $4 million 2018 base salary with the potential for another $4 million in bonuses, including a $1 million roster bonus due March 18, the logical deadline for a decision on his future with the team. That date gives Oakland a few days to explore alternatives in free agency after the league year begins March 14. Lynch will turn 32 in April, but he still looked the part of an NFL lead runner last season, overcoming a slow start to the campaign by ending the year with eight straight outings of 57 or more rushing yards. He produced 4.3 yards per carry in a struggling offense, hitting paydirt on seven of his 207 totes.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
5 months ago

New offensive coordinator Greg Olson is in the process of evaluating the Raiders' skill personnel, including Lynch, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch, who turns 32 in April, is due a base salary of $4 million next season and carries a cap hit of $6 million. That said, per CSN Bay Area, there's still a way to go in terms of determining his fit with the team, with a new coaching staff headed by Jon Gruden now in play. Moreover, we suppose there's always the chance that the veteran back could walk away from the game again. In 15 contests this past season, Lynch logged 207 carries for 891 yards and seven TDs to go along with 20 catches for 151 yards, not eye-popping numbers, but he did gain momentum during the second half of the campaign. Looking ahead, the Raiders also have DeAndre Washington, Jalen Richard and Elijah Hood under contract in 2018, but the direction of the team's backfield hinges on which way things go with Lynch in the coming months.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
6 months ago

Lynch rushed for 101 yards on 19 carries and added two receptions for 18 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He finishes his 2017 campaign with 207 carries for 891 yards and seven touchdowns to go along with 20 catches for 151 yards on 31 targets.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch surpassed the 100-yard rushing mark for just the second time all season in the Raiders' 2017 finale, but the veteran failed to find the end zone for a third consecutive game. Lynch's return from retirement with Oakland was respectable as he posted an average of 4.3 yards per carry while finding the end zone seven times, but the Raiders' offense ultimately fell well short of expectations en route to a 6-10 record. Lynch is slated to return in 2018 when the offense may be under new direction if the team elects to move on from offensive coordinator Todd Downing, which could provide a boost for the potential production of what should be an above-average offensive line.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
6 months ago

Lynch rushed 25 times for 95 yards, but lost a fumble in Monday's 19-10 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch also lost three yards in the passing game despite catching two of three targets. On the whole, it was a mixed performance from the veteran, even though his volume of touches allowed him to post his second-most rushing yards in a game this season. In Week 17, Lynch will face the Chargers, who he rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries against earlier this season.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
6 months ago

Lynch rushed 16 times for 76 yards while catching three of four targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch, who had been averaging a healthy 4.9 yards per carry over his past four games, continued his efficient ways Sunday, ultimately finishing with a 4.8-yard average. However, his three-game touchdown streak came to a close despite Lynch having multiple chances in the red zone. Now averaging 92.6 total yards over his last five while scoring three touchdowns across that time span, the Oakland native will face one of his biggest tests of the season in Week 16 against an Eagles front surrendering only 3.7 yards per carry in 2017, fifth lowest in the league.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
6 months ago

Lynch rushed seven times for 61 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, adding one reception on two targets for three yards.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch notched just eight touches as the Raiders played from behind for a majority of Sunday's contest, while quarterback Derek Carr shouldered the load with 41 passing attempts. Despite his limited volume, Lynch managed to find the end zone on a 22-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, while he also averaged a healthy 8.7 yards per carry on his seven rushing attempts. He's now scored five touchdowns in Oakland's past five games, so he'll look to maintain the momentum in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
7 months ago

Lynch rushed 17 times for 101 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Giants, adding two catches on three passing attempts for twenty yards.

EDGE Analysis

It was Lynch's first 100-yard rushing performance of the season, and it came in large part thanks to his breaking a 51-yard touchdown on the Raiders' first drive of the game. The 31-year-old's usage seems to be trending up, with back-to-back weeks of at least 19 touches, after seeing more than 13 just once since Week 1. He'll try to keep the momentum going against Kansas City in Week 14.

Marshawn Lynch
RB OAK (7)
7 months ago

Lynch does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants after returning to a full practice Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Lynch's absence from practice Thursday was not injury-related. With the Raiders' wideout corps minus Michael Crabtree (suspension) and Amari Cooper (ankle/concussion) this week, Lynch -- who has totaled 51 carries for 191 yards and three touchdowns over his last three outings -- could be counted on heavily by his team Sunday.