“Raiders Or Bust” For Marshawn Lynch?

Rumors of a Marshawn Lynch return continue to swirl. The potential for Lynch to come out of retirement is “realer than it’s ever been,” a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). That same source indicates that if the comeback goes down, it’s “Raiders or bust.” "<strong

Lynch hasn’t spoken publicly about the latest round of Raiders rumors, but he fanned the flames this weekend on Twitter. Someone on Twitter recently noticed a 2015 Spotify playlist from Lynch which included a track titled “Oakland Raiders.” Lynch re-tweeted that tweet, giving more momentum to the Oakland talk.

It sounds like there is mutual interest between the Raiders and Lynch, but there’s still the matter of his contractual status with the Seahawks. Seattle owns Lynch’s rights and he would carry a $9MM cap hit if he returns. The Seahawks don’t have the cap room to keep Beast Mode at that rate and they already have Eddie Lacy, C.J. Prosise, and Thomas Rawls at running back. Seattle could cooperate with by trading him to the Raiders, but Oakland may only want to sacrifice something like a conditional seventh-rounder. The reality is that the Seahawks don’t have a ton of leverage in this situation, so the Raiders might prefer to wait for him to get released.

The Raiders are without a starting running back now that Latavius Murray left in free agency. The Raiders presently have Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Taiwan Jones at running back. One way or another, Oakland is expected to bolster the top of the RB depth chart.

Photo via Pro Football Rumors on Instagram.

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12 comments on ““Raiders Or Bust” For Marshawn Lynch?

  1. metseventually

    Come to NY instead!

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  2. Surprisingly a Bucks Fan

    I bet blackJack del rio would give him the ball at the 1

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  3. arp7241

    So I’m not disagreeing with this call, but I just want to point out that while Oakland is working so hard to get Lynch back… AP is still on the market

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    • Luis

      That is true, however AP probably wants a Multi-year deal with the same amount of $$$ that he was making at Minnesota. On the other hand beast mode would only cost a faction of the price for a year or maybe two at most.

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  4. chase hayes

    I’d rather have Lynch after a year off than AP at this point. Lynch is still only 30 and in shape. Could have 2-3 more pro bowl caliber seasons left in him.

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  5. Cleveland - City of Losers

    More like Raiders AND Bust. He should stay retired. I get it, he’s from Oakland. So what? So you want to come out of retirement, embarrass yourself, MAYBE make the playoffs and lose the Wildcard game, then retire again? Come on man. This will only hurt your HOF chances.

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  6. Larry Stone

    Lynch may not be a good fit in terms of leadership! He tended to be a divisive force in the past! Raiders should take a pass!

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    • whereslou

      Actually he was a very good leader in the locker room and well respected. Just because he didn’t like the media doesn’t mean he didn’t like his teammates and vice versa. When Michael Robinson played he did a video every week and Lynch was on it a lot even if he wasn’t supposed to be. When he would show up to games or camp this last year you could see how the players felt about him. The only time he was divisive was when you had a guy not pulling his weight he would get in his face. Which is truly leadership. I am no Raider Fan but I do respect what they have put together there and I think Lynch might have a little left in the tank for his hometown. What can it hurt to sign him to an incentive laden contract? OH and stop getting your info from the national media they were butt hurt he wouldn’t talk to them. He did just fine with his team and local media.

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      • Cleveland - City of Losers

        Getting in some ones face is true leadership?

        Sounds like you are a true idiot.

        Yes, everyone stop listening to the national media. They know nothing. Fake news. Listen to this guy. He will yell the news in your face, like a true leader.

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  7. Your garbage to even attempt to think the Raiders are getting knocked out in the WildCard! Lol! Kinda hard for us to be put out of the 1st round of the playoffs when we wont even be in it! Yeah we will have a week one bye and HomeField Advantage this year! And f AP!!! Even if he offered to pay Oakland to play I wouldnt take him! Not after the crime he committed! BEAST MODE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A RAIDER AND DESERVES TO FINISH HIS CAREER IN OAKLAND!!!

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    • Cleveland - City of Losers

      lol you are delusional. The class of the AFC West is Denver and Kansas City. That’s 4 losses for you right there. So you better win every other game (you won’t) if you want a bye.

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  8. dmc

    Actually the Seahawks have ALL the leverage right now, he’s under contract 2 more years. Lynch was in Seattle last week, seeing what the team would ask in return, because he knows trying to come back would all be one big waste of time if Seattle digs in. Seattle controls the whole thing.

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