Marshawn Lynch move may come soon

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A burst of news on Friday morning created a sense that running back Marshawn Lynch may be emerging from retirement very soon. It hasn’t happened yet, but that could change by the end of the weekend.

As PFT reported on Friday morning, there’s a “very good chance” Lynch will end his one-year retirement. There’s also a very good chance that the return could come in the very near future.

Lynch has always done things his own way. He retired with an announcement posted on Twitter during the Super Bowl. He’ll possibly return (if he does) the same way.

With the Seahawks recently signing Eddie Lacy and having Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise under contract, Seattle would have a hard time finding a spot for Lynch. Arguably, however, he’d be the best option on the roster, by far.

Though the Seahawks missed his production last year, they surely didn’t miss the drama he often brought to the organization. (Richard Sherman did a decent job of filling the void in that regard.) Seattle has at all times tiptoed around Lynch, saying all the right things and never leaking any reports or rumors of specific issues or problems, like the team (or someone employed by it) did after receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets during the 2014 season.

If a deal between the Seahawks, Lynch, and the Raiders isn’t struck before Lynch returns (if he does indeed return), drama could descend on the team as it is forced to decide whether to welcome him back, cut him, or trade him. Though I have no specific knowledge about any discussions happening behind the scenes between the Raiders and Seahawks, there’s a sense that if Lynch returns it will happen in a far more orderly fashion that Brett Favre’s clumsy “I’m back, baby!” moment from 2008.

46 responses to “Marshawn Lynch move may come soon

  1. Seems like some reporter would ask the Seahawks the question. If he came back, would they want him to remain with the team or would they entertain a trade or release?

  2. How bout Seattle gets to pick from their backup lineman as compensation. Who am I kidding, I’d rather have a healthy Lynch tearing it up for the Hawks but…it just seemed as if he got on all the coaches last nerves and they clench teethed his exit previously.

  3. Why don’t the Seahawks just say “You want to un-retire? Great, mini camp is in April. We need you to come in and take a physical tomorrow. And a drug test. Oh, you don’t want to do that? Pay us that 5 million you owe us.”

  4. backuppunter says:
    Mar 17, 2017 8:50 PM

    Lynch, Charles, and Peterson will all sign with the patriots for league minimum. You heard it here first folks
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    The super team, huh?

  5. What

    DRAMA
    Did Marshawn bring exactly, Mike.

    A TO/Ocho Cinco level of drama? When he complained about throwing on 2nd down? Or when he told rogder he was only there so he wouldn’t get fined?

    He sure was such a diva and I’m sure the team loathed him for it.

  6. I’d hate to see Lynch return not as a Hawk but if it’s for his hometown Oakland, I can’t blame him. He’s good for the game and love watching his style of running. If Seattle gets something amazing in compensation from Oakland for his rights, and the city of Oakland gets to see their hometown boy play a season before they move to LV, then it seems like a win/win for both teams and the fans.

  7. Stupid part on the Raiders. He’s going to demand lots of guaranteed money, plus trade from Seahawks and what if he gets hurt then what? Waste of time and money, go get some one from the draft. Too much for this guy, might as well sign AP.

  8. this is awesome. i love lynch. as a pats fan i cant wait to go against him and the raiders this year. love his will to win!!

  9. seanx40 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 8:58 PM
    Why don’t the Seahawks just say “You want to un-retire? Great, mini camp is in April. We need you to come in and take a physical tomorrow. And a drug test. Oh, you don’t want to do that? Pay us that 5 million you owe us.”

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    prolly because seattle has moved with rawls and prosise and im SURE they dont wanna be on the hook for a 9 million dollar salary.

  10. Reggie will force the Seahawks to cut him. Oakland will NOT give up draft picks to get a 30+ year old RB. They don’t need him that badly. If Lynch wants to play in Oakland before they move, this is the year to do it and he’ll have to manage his expectations on a pay check. Reggie just wont break the bank for him. My prediction: Seattle will be forced to cut him and he’ll sign a one year deal in Oakland for $4.5-5 million with an option on additional years.

  11. Seahawks do not have the cap space to keep Lynch on the roster. Right now after signing the two players earlier today leave the Hawks right around the 9 million mark. They need about 6 million in cap space to sign their drafts pick…..Similar to Romo’s situation in Dallas it’s just a matter of time……As far as the Raiders, if he were to sign it should be conditional on making the team…..Who knows if he is in shape, etc…..But if he is, I am all for it.

    Go Raiders, Go Reggie!

  12. Lynch, Sherman, and Seatle’s first and second this year for Oaklamd’s first and second along with Sean Smith.
    I’d take that trade all day. We gain $4 million in salary plus what Beast Mode wants and we help Seattle out…they don’t have enough cap room to sign their draft class.

  13. So is it tampering if skittles talked to the raiders and waited for the Seahawks to sign a running back then decide to come out of retirement know they can’t afford him. to then sign with the raiders? Seahawks should trade his rights to Cleveland

  14. “Everything about Oakland is everything about me.”

    – you know who

    Dear hateful horde: if you think Marshawn gives a single D or F about your opinion, you’ve already lost. And please, tell us all about how Marshawn has decided to do this but is out of shape or wants too much money or is past his prime. Do go on!
    Raider Nation, sees what you’re doing and we find it hilarious. We also know what you fear this might mean… and we can’t wait to prove those fears valid!

  15. Can BeastMode stop Davis from taking the Raiders to Vegas? BeastMode got love for O-Town. All Bout that Action Boss!

  16. We’re talking about a socially awkward running back with hella miles fresh off of a full year hiatus from the game- I’m sure he didn’t spend much time studying defenses- who is about to turn 31….
    Spare yourself the headache/drama Oakland. The last thing that young team needs is a media circus on top of all this relocation drama

  17. seanx40 says:
    Mar 17, 2017 8:58 PM
    Why don’t the Seahawks just say “You want to un-retire? Great, mini camp is in April. We need you to come in and take a physical tomorrow. And a drug test. Oh, you don’t want to do that? Pay us that 5 million you owe us.”
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    Because when he walks through that door they’d have to pay him another year’s $9M salary – that’s why they didn’t chase the $5M portion of bonus money already paid. Effectively, it saved them $4M last year.

  18. Not sure how much Beastmode has left in the tank. I don’t see the Seahawks standing in his way if he wants one last season with his hometown team. It definitely would be fun to watch.

  19. Name one player who unretired and was worth a pint…. Simmer down.
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    Brett Favre
    James Harrison
    Randall Cunningham
    Deion Sanders
    Ricky Williams

    Get educated

  20. radrntn says:
    Seahawks do not have the cap space to keep Lynch on the roster. Right now after signing the two players earlier today leave the Hawks right around the 9 million mark. They need about 6 million in cap space to sign their drafts pick…..Similar to Romo’s situation in Dallas it’s just a matter of time……
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    Seahawks have about $15 million at the moment, minus a few mil for the guys they signed yesterday. They could easily create more cap room anytime they want.

  21. myspaceyourface says:
    Mar 17, 2017 8:47 PM
    He has his eyes on the Patriots.

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    He has his eyes on the Falcons.
    It’s fun making up crap. Pats fan SMH

  22. Nothing happens good after midnight.

    Nothing happens good to NFL running backs after they hit 30 and have been retired and are a candy addict.

    Chew it up Raider Nation. This is a very desperate reach by a very desperate Reggie 30-50 McKenzie. Selling tickets in a dead stadium with a two year lease sucks, yes?

  23. 31 year old bruisers are not known for getting better with age… how old was Riggins when he retired? 40? Maybe I’m wrong the Raiders are queuing up a few first rounders right now… He is from Oakland too, right?

  24. As a football move, this would be idiotic for the Raiders. Injury prone of late, 31 years old, hasn’t played in over a year…
    If they make this ill-advised move, it’s only to sell tickets during their two year lame duck period.
    It makes no sense from a football standpoint.

  25. A trade is unlikely because he was due to make $10 million (IIRC). In fact, that was the reason the Hogs forced him to retire. He did not file retirement papers until close to the beginning of training camp. Few teams would pay that much for a running back nowadays. He can show up at Seahawks headquarters and they will be forced to either cut him or keep him. They may complain to the NFL that another team may have tampered with him but discussing possible contract terms to lure him out of retirement.

  26. Why does everybody think that if he comes out of retirement that the Seahawks are just going to give him to Oakland for nothing? Despite what some wishful thinking Raider fans think, the Seahawks actually do have enough cap space to keep him if they wanted. And if they didn’t want to keep him, they’d trade him to the team that put together the best offer, which might not necessarily be Oakland. There are a few teams out there aside from the Raiders desperate for a RB. I find it highly unlikely that Seattle just lets him walk when they assuredly can get something in return for him. The Seahawks have been very good to Lynch and don’t owe him any more favors. They paid him well, gave him freedom and space to be weird, and could have demanded their 5mil back when he “retired,” but they didn’t. The cards are still in the Seahawks hands here. Not Lynch’s or Oaklands. And I’ll be shocked if the Seahawks let him walk for nothing.

  27. Personally, I cant stand the guy & was glad to see him go.
    Yeah, he was talented, and may still have some snaps left in him.
    But his overall BAD attitude, towards the fans, reporters, and the NFL is what bothers me.
    Mr. Lynch, and a host of others in the NFL need to remember this, it’s a BIG point fellas…..”If it weren’t for we fans, you people wouldn’t be where you are.
    So, unless he has had a turn around in attitude, of epic proportions, then as far as I am concerned…..stay retired.

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