Marshawn Lynch Interested In Patriots

Marshawn Lynch has privately expressed interest in playing for Patriots if talks break off with the Raiders, Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald tweets. He remains focused on returning to the NFL as a Raider, but he is at least viewing the Pats as a Plan B. Marshawn Lynch

Lynch met with the Raiders last week and the belief, to this point, has been that he would only return to football with Oakland. The Seahawks still hold Lynch’s rights, so any union with the Patriots or Raiders would require him to be released or traded.

The Patriots do not have a clear need at running back after signing Rex Burkhead this offseason and re-signing Branden Bolden last week. Dion Lewis, James White, and D.J. Foster are also on the roster and a reunion with free agent LeGarrette Blount remains a possibility. There’s also the (outside) chance of the team circling back to Adrian Peterson after last week’s workout.

Lynch was held back by injuries in 2015 due to nagging injuries, but he had a strong 2014 with 4.7 yards per carry and a career-high 13 touchdowns on the ground. He’s still only 30 years old and, theoretically, would be returning to football with fresh legs.

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  1. Daniel Smalls

    Signing with the Patriots would be justice after the Seahawk’s didn’t give him the ball to run it in for the td in his last game

  2. bowserhound

    This smells like he wants the Seahawks to trade him to Oakland to prevent him from going to the Pats.
    If he gets released he could go to either team.

  3. PapNZay

    He’s using the Pats. He’ll pull a hammy day one and be in and out all year no matter who he plYs for. He’s a head case!

    • Connorsoxfan

      Just because he says he wants to play for the Patriots doesn’t mean he cheats by default. To put it in your language: He ain’t do nuddin diddly squat to cheat so you ain’t gonna come on out here to these parts and call him on that when that “hawg” didn’t do no nuddin.

      • Connorsoxfan

        I feel like that’s close to what you seem to be able to comprehend.

              • Connorsoxfan

                Ok since we’ve both reverted to baseless insults, when did Lynch cheat? Maybe you should answer that instead of reckoning “I a dumb one boy”. If you could actually back up your comment and not throw out an insult regarding my age or intelligence that would be great. Thanks!

  4. BayAreaSportsFan

    Because if Lynch is reinstated it puts the Hawks over the cap, and then they are screwed. Lynch has all the cards.

  5. GoldenJabs

    I can see the GOAT “Hoodie” trading for Lynch and then cutting him during the preseason. Just so everyone knows it doesn’t matter who they have…they’re still gonna win.

  6. turkmurpson

    It will never happen. If the Hawks trade his rights Lynch get paid 7 million dollars per his contract. There no way NE will EVER pay a RB that much.

    Blount had 299 carries, 1100 yds and 18 TDs last year. He signed a one year, $1 million contract with the Patriots on April 12, 2016. Blount received a $100,000 signing bonus. Another $1 million in incentives.

    I’d resign Blount.

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