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 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.