Lynch situation plunges into confusion

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It started with a claim that retired (for now) running back Marshawn Lynch has “signed” with the Raiders. It softened to a contention that Lynch and the Raiders have worked out a deal that hinges on the Raiders and Seahawks working out a trade.

At this point, who knows what the hell is going on?

Lynch himself has tweeted, essentially, that there is no deal. A source with knowledge of the situation separately tells PFT that the Raiders and Lynch are “not even close to a deal yet.”

Meanwhile, Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR in Seattle said on the air within the past 20 minutes that agent Doug Hendrickson texted Mahler from Costa Rica to say there’s no deal.

While it could be a matter of semantics, it’s hard to reconcile multiple reports of a deal being in place with on-the-record claims from both Lynch and his agent that there is no deal. It’s possible that player and agent deliberately have avoided a deal in principle with the Raiders before the Raiders and Seahawks work out their end of the bargain. It could be that someone who wants to bring the issue to a head is overstating the situation to multiple reporters.

Whatever the case may be, and as we’ve seen over and over again in the NFL, no deal is done until it’s signed by both parties and no trade is official until both teams notify the league office of the transaction. Neither has happened in this case; until both do, Lynch isn’t a Raider.

47 responses to “Lynch situation plunges into confusion

  1. This marketing ploy is paper-thin and transparent. The Raiders brass must think very little of their fans collective intelligence.

  2. Meanwhile, shovels have yet to hit the earth regarding their new stadium in Vegas and the parking revenues have yet to be paid in Oakland, but, Marky Mark likes his MO Stooges harstyle. Got it?

  3. Lynch is going to hold up the Raiders for a good pick in trade to the Seahawks. What leverage do the Raiders have? None! Do they want to go to the Super Bowl with Lynch or waste another season finishing out of the hunt.

  4. this is what happens when arm chair ” sports reporters ” make stuff up in their sleep and try to pass it on as facts.

    The only facts we know, the hawks gave Raiders permission to talk to Lynch.

    Lynch went to the Raiders facilities and talked to them.

    Lynch right now is still retired.

    that is it.

  5. noose18 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:40 PM

    This marketing ploy is paper-thin and transparent. The Raiders brass must think very little of their fans collective intelligence.

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    Get real bro. The Raiders don’t need to do this for Oakland crowd. They’re NATIONWIDE. This isn’t a ploy at all. You sound just like Florio, no matter how many times you say it, doesn’t make it true. Move on and find something else to complain about.

  6. oreo51 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:43 PM

    Lynch is going to hold up the Raiders for a good pick in trade to the Seahawks. What leverage do the Raiders have? None! Do they want to go to the Super Bowl with Lynch or waste another season finishing out of the hunt.

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    Stop drinking the Cool-aid dude. The Raiders aren’t giving up a draft pick to anyone for a 30 year old RB when they have a hand full of draft picks just days away.

  7. oreo51 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:43 PM
    Lynch is going to hold up the Raiders for a good pick in trade to the Seahawks. What leverage do the Raiders have? None! Do they want to go to the Super Bowl with Lynch or waste another season finishing out of the hunt.

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    Yeah….because Lynch I his prime took Buffalo to so many SBs…

  8. This marketing ploy is paper-thin and transparent. The Raiders brass must think very little of their fans collective intelligence.

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    Well, these people are mouthy fans of a team that moves every 10-20 years and spends most of the time in between threatening to move. So, you know, maybe they have a solid sense of things here.

  9. I can’t understand the fascination by PFT to be so infatuated with Marshon or anything about him.. The dude is “nuts” and doesn’t deserve the pub.

  10. That 7 year old Syrian “girl” tweeting out about the war in perfect English and using military terms is more credible than these reports.

    Stop and wait for confirmation of truth. It is not like this is Jim Brown in his prime coming back.

  11. ^ Oreo 51

    This Bronco fan can assure you the Raiders were not “out of the hunt” last year. They won the division and deserved it.

    As much as I want the Broncs to retake the division, I still think the Raiders have to be the favorites here. That is a lot more than just in the hunt.

    Darn

  12. No wonder Lynch didn’t talk to the press…

    Apparently he doesn’t know what day it is, or what Planet he is on…

  13. “Who even cares what this nut-job does…?”

    Lolz at this comment from someone who cared enough to click the link and comment on the article.

  14. Who cares one way or the other, just glad they are getting out of that slum Oakland pawns off as a stadium.

  15. noose18 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 6:40 PM
    This marketing ploy is paper-thin and transparent. The Raiders brass must think very little of their fans collective intelligence.

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    That would be appropriate, just as it is appropriate to think very little of the raiders

  16. It’s an unsigned deal agreed upon in principal hinging on the completion of the trade, after which the deal will be signed and become official. /end story

  17. A retired player talked to a team about making a deal to play for them. A reporter said they made a deal. Then the player said they didn’t.

    O…M…G.

    I’m plunged into confusion!!!

  18. The Raiders could be a real contender this year unless they sign this malcontent who is me me me. Go draft a young RB that keeps his mouth shut and does what the coach tells him.

    The drama alone should tell you move on…Quickly

  19. 3 years ago, the Raiders had a deal with Rodger Saffold that fell through and it turned out that it was for the best. For the Raiders sake, I hope the same occurs with Lynch.

  20. Man. Toadman Reg is really swinging for the fences with this one. Hey Toad, the Nation didnt support ya before the move. They aint gonna do it now, with or without Lynch.

    The Oakland Lame Ducks! Oilers tried to stay in Houston a couple years after announcing their move to Tennessee. They lasted one year, average home attendance was 15,000. Raiders need some new tarps. Your fans dont dig you, baby!

  21. Sign LeGarrette Blount for cheap! or just draft an RB in the 4th or 5th..

    DEFENSE is what we need!

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