Raiders Pursuing Marshawn Lynch


The Oakland Raiders may add an interesting piece to their offensive puzzle this offseason. The team is currently contemplating the addition of retired running back Marshawn Lynch to its roster, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lynch, who retired in 2016, would add needed depth to the Raiders' backfield after the departure of Latavius Murray to Minnesota. Lynch, a five-time Pro Bowler, amassed 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns in eight seasons, most of which came with the Seattle Seahawks.

"They might have to trade for him being that he's Seattle's property," Schefter said. "Or it could just be, with the relationship that Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and Seattle GM John Schneider, with the relationship they have, Seattle could ultimately release Marshawn Lynch to allow him to return to his hometown team in Oakland to finish playing his career for the Raiders."

The Raiders are also considering signing former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson, 31, is one year older than Lynch and will not return to the Vikings.

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