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Raiders agree to deal with Marshawn Lynch

September 21 2017, 02:23 | Van Peters

JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007

JaMarcus Russell was considered a can't-miss QB when the Oakland Raiders drafted him in 2007

The Seattle Seahawks traded running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, marking the end of the Beastmode era in Seattle that started in 2010.

Lynch will still need to pass a physical, and he's heading to the Bay Area to do that after returning from a trip to Haiti. That formality was taken care of by Wednesday morning, according to NFL Network reporters Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport.

Lynch's deal is a $3million, one-year offer, with a bonus of $2million if he can rush for over 1,000 yards, according to NFL.com.

Reuters/Matthew EmmonsSeattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sits at his podium during media day for Super Bowl XLIX at US Airways Center, Jan. 27, 2015. That's the most in the National Football League over that span despite playing only seven games in 2015 and sitting out all of a year ago.

The Seattle Times reported that he made the visit with the Seahawks' permission. The Seahawks control his rights, though, because he was still under contract for two more years when he retired after the 2015 season.

The Raiders had the NFL's sixth-most productive rushing offense in 2016, but they lost featured running back Latavius Murray in free agency. "I remember playing against him, I believe, my second season".

By the way, if you're wondering why the Raiders might be balking at paying Lynch $4.5 million, it's likely because running backs at his age just aren't very productive.

"I think it's one that will go in a smooth manner because of our relationship", Schneider told the station.

Lynch played in 15 games or more for four seasons (2011-14).

Lynch was born and raised in Oakland and played college ball nearby at California. The Raiders will play there for at least the next two seasons before moving to Las Vegas. He has also logged 252 receptions for 1,979 yards and nine touchdowns through the air. A source said both teams didn't want any uncertainty surrounding this year's picks so close to the start of the draft.



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