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Marshawn Lynch strikes a deal with the Raiders

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Marshawn Lynch is one step closer to playing for his hometown team.

According to Michael Silver of the NFL Network, the veteran running back has agreed to a new contract with the Raiders, which sets the stage for him to be traded from the Seahawks.

That part of it shouldn’t be hard, as General Managers John Schneider and Reggie McKenzie have a good enough relationship to make that part of the deal little more than a formality. They worked together with the Packers before ascending to their current posts, and the compensation shouldn’t be all that much.

The Seahawks don’t want Lynch on their books, and the Raiders seem to have figured out a way to make the money work on their end.

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  1. thrifty says: Apr 14, 2017 3:52 PM

    They deserve each other – and losing in the playoffs (if they even make it).

  2. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Apr 14, 2017 3:56 PM

    Marshawn is a football legend. On the field, in the locker room, with the microphone shoved in his face, and in the community. He’s a straight up legend. One of my favorite players of all time.

  3. raiderfanwithclass says: Apr 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    BOOM!!! I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.

  4. jimmysee says: Apr 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    Should be interesting — begs the question — why Lynch and not Adrian Peterson?

  5. demolition510 says: Apr 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    Beast Mode!!!! Bring the chip home to the real Land!!!!

  6. "All Eyez On Me" in theaters june 16 2017 says: Apr 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    I had my Sapp 99 jersey turn into Smith so far its looking bad, I hope my Woodson into Lynch turn out to be a smart move!!!

  7. SouthTexasRaider says: Apr 14, 2017 3:59 PM

    As long as he isn’t a cancer in the locker room…. BEAST MODE!
    RAIDER NATION BABY!

  8. pftpoetneedstogetsome says: Apr 14, 2017 4:00 PM

    5th rounder

  9. Raider Jon says: Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Not sure how I feel about his move. I think he will be really good, but will he be worth the headaches?

  10. niners816 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.

  11. chawk12thman says: Apr 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    Seahawks asked for the Five million signing bonus money owed and a future draft pick based on performance, no higher than third round.

  12. rocoop says: Apr 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    Thumbs up if you think he will play 8 games or more..

    Thumbs down if you think he will play less than 8 games

  13. skankmeat says: Apr 14, 2017 4:03 PM

    A rusty, north of 30 rb. Wow. 30-50 Toadman McKenzie is getting desperate to keep seats in the seats. Good luck with him.

    I still recall the good ol days when Nayshun claimed that Tyrone Wheatley/Whatley was better than Jim Brown. Memba that?

  14. 1nationraidernation says: Apr 14, 2017 4:04 PM

    Gotta love it- now focus on defense in the draft.

    Go Raiders!!! Go Reggie!!!

  15. jackedupboonie says: Apr 14, 2017 4:05 PM

    niners816 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM
    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.
    ……………
    Love your deep passion of trolling the SEAhawks:) keep following us, we ain’t going anywhere!

  16. htown1035 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:06 PM

    He’ll average 2 yards per carry and be injured in Week 5.

  17. skankmeat says: Apr 14, 2017 4:07 PM

    BOOM!!! I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.
    _________________________________
    You read limited addition comic books about the Raiders, yes?

  18. hawkychick says: Apr 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    Big PR move by the Raiders – Gotta try to keep the local fanbase happy and keep them buying jerseys… or at least something to distract them from the big relocation.

  19. raiderrob21 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:08 PM

    I’m all about that action boss!!!!!

  20. cakesw says: Apr 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    Thank God…

    Now we don’t have to read any more stories about him till the season starts.

  21. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    “I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.”

    You obviously don’t know why Carroll chose not to give it to Lynch at the final moment of the Super Bowl.

    They gave it to Lynch on 4th and 1 five times previously that season and you know how many times Lynch got the first down?

    Once. 20% success rate of gaining 1 yard isn’t really very “beastly”

  22. canadaldavis says: Apr 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    Trust Big Mac (kenzie).He does not suffer fools well.

  23. sweetnlow44 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:10 PM

    niners816 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM
    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.
    _____________

    2-14

  24. number1hawkfan says: Apr 14, 2017 4:10 PM

    Hey niners816, just like a drowning man you’re trying to take everyone else with you. You have the worst team in football. That’s undeniable. The Hawks have many pieces in place and if they fix their running game they will compete for the NFC again. Your dooms day scenario is cute but you’re taking quite a leap. Good luck with that number 2 pick in a month. I’m sure you’ll get a quarterback, running game, pass rush, run stopper and secondary. Really the Niners only need those 5 things and you’ll be fine.

  25. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:12 PM

    He is done, 500 yards max this year. He be sitting on the sideline by week 6 collecting checks.

  26. seatownballers says: Apr 14, 2017 4:13 PM

    Lynch and a Seattle 7th round pick in 2018
    For
    Oakland’s 6th round in 2017

  27. 60ftlesbianoctopus says: Apr 14, 2017 4:14 PM

    “Why Lynch and not Adrian Peterson”

    Isn’t Lynch coming off a year of healthy rest and what was his production the previous 2 seasons he played?

    Isn’t AP coming off another season ending knee injury and what his production the previous 2 seasons he played?

  28. number1hawkfan says: Apr 14, 2017 4:17 PM

    I feel bad for the Bay Area. They finally have a contender and they’re leaving in two years. After that they’ll be left with the bottom dwelling Niners. The Niners were able to buy championships before the salary cap and now that you have to build your team through the draft and football intelligence they will never win again. Just like their fans who need an open letter from management on how to act civil and cheer correctly their franchise has very little intelligence. I guess when your busy getting into fights in the bathrooms it’s hard to focus on that terrible product on the field.

  29. brentsalish says: Apr 14, 2017 4:18 PM

    What people forget about that Super Bowl play is that Lynch is not actually very effective in short yardage situations. He is not a traditional power runner. Yes, he is a beast to bring down once he gets up a head of steam, but before that, he is quite average in terms of power running. He does (or at least used to) have very quick hips and a terrific lateral move, but those aren’t the traits that get you that super-tough yard when the DL is packed tight. He’s fun to watch and great when running in space, and he may well be a positive addition to the Raiders, but no back is all things in all situations.

  30. clayjtitan66 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:19 PM

    Go Chiefs

  31. shaggytoodle says: Apr 14, 2017 4:20 PM

    I am happy for the Raiders, this is proof you need ot let a GM have a leash when cleaning up the previous crews mess, I remember when people were after McKenzie after a slow start, but he has built a good young roster, and made some solid moves in FA. He done great things for that franchise.

    AP must be really salty about this, the Raiders would rather sign a player out of retirement, before him. I feel a lot of the league feels similar especially at the price tag that has been associated with him.

  32. skankmeat says: Apr 14, 2017 4:20 PM

    Apr 14, 2017 4:09 PM

    Trust Big Mac (kenzie).He does not suffer fools well.
    ____________________________________

    Is that why his Raider GM status is 30-50, no division crowns and no playoff wins. Yeah, you got a winner!

  33. 509seahawks says: Apr 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    niners816 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.
    ————
    Did you guys finally sign a quarterback? Go back to your hole

  34. aldog83 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:23 PM

    all about that ACTION BOSS!

  35. justintuckrule says: Apr 14, 2017 4:25 PM

    Collusion.

    If it’s for a 7th and say Denver offered a 6th, the NFL couldn’t possibly approve the deal to Oak could it?

  36. denverdave3 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:26 PM

    Damn. This Bronco fan sees similarities between the Raiders and Trump.

    Both command and deserve new respect.

  37. dieselguy19 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:28 PM

    Garbage on garbage. Great match and what a perfect union. Not that I needed another reason to hate the Raiders but it never hurts.

  38. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Apr 14, 2017 4:29 PM

    He will quit on the raiders 4 games in !

  39. therealraider says: Apr 14, 2017 4:32 PM

    I take back every negative thing I said about Greg Papa. He was right, I was wrong.

  40. singletrack74 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:42 PM

    So happy for BEAST MODE. He gave it all for the Hawks. I wish him the best luck and even another SB if my Hawks don’t make it this year.
    HOF’er imho

  41. internetcommenter7 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:46 PM

    Even marshawn can’t drag that joke of a team to relevance

  42. sweetnlow44 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:46 PM

    60ftlesbianoctopus says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:14 PM
    “Why Lynch and not Adrian Peterson”

    Isn’t Lynch coming off a year of healthy rest and what was his production the previous 2 seasons he played?
    ________

    What? The last season Lynch played, he was injured for more than half the season. In the 7 games he did play, he ran for 417 yards and 3td’s. Hardly lighting the world on fire. Lynch was great in his prime, but was slowing down. The year off may help, but the rust from not being in football shape for over a year along with an aging body will likely lead to him being more susceptible to injury. I’ll be surprised if he lasts the whole year healthy.

  43. MichaelEdits says: Apr 14, 2017 4:50 PM

    I would define a good deal as paying him to stay away, but nobody asked me.

  44. u4iadman says: Apr 14, 2017 4:55 PM

    Thumbs up if we should have just drafted a RB
    Thumbs down if signing Lynch is the better move

  45. joecart7 says: Apr 14, 2017 4:57 PM

    Lynch is 30… Riggins was 30 when he “retired” for a year…. Taking a year off worked for Riggo!

  46. Lisa_the_Greek says: Apr 14, 2017 4:57 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Apr 14, 2017 3:57 PM

    Should be interesting — begs the question — why Lynch and not Adrian Peterson?
    __________________________________

    60ftlesbianoctopus says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:14 PM

    Isn’t Lynch coming off a year of healthy rest and what was his production the previous 2 seasons he played?

    Isn’t AP coming off another season ending knee injury and what his production the previous 2 seasons he played?
    __________________________________

    What 60ftLO said… also, considering the impending move to LV, it will be easier to keep more of the Oakland faithful showing up at home games for the next year or two to see an revered hometown player like Marshawn Lynch than it would be if they went with Adrian Beatyurson.

  47. BraceForImpact says: Apr 14, 2017 4:59 PM

    number1hawkfan says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:17 PM

    I feel bad for the Bay Area. They finally have a contender and they’re leaving in two years. After that they’ll be left with the bottom dwelling Niners. The Niners were able to buy championships before the salary cap and now that you have to build your team through the draft and football intelligence they will never win again. Just like their fans who need an open letter from management on how to act civil and cheer correctly their franchise has very little intelligence. I guess when your busy getting into fights in the bathrooms it’s hard to focus on that terrible product on the field.

    ————————————————————-

    Somebody should’ve told yours to not abandon the stadium in the middle of an NFC Championship Game. You’re as fair weather as they come and have earned your band wagon label. Live with it.

    The team made it to three consecutive NFCCG and a Super Bowl from 2011-2013 and only our incompetent management scuttled our run.

  48. Lisa_the_Greek says: Apr 14, 2017 4:59 PM

    denverdave3 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:26 PM

    Damn. This Bronco fan sees similarities between the Raiders and Trump.

    Both command and deserve new respect.
    __________________________________

    Barf

  49. mistercue62 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:01 PM

    Is this finally the long-awaited news? While it’s been just under a month since the St. Patrick’s Day Lynching, with all of the daily speculation in the form of article upon article (containing everything from the exciting and hopeful “It’s Just a Matter of Time” to the most recent ludicrous inflammatory suggestion “Are the Patriots ‘Plan B for Beast Mode’?”) reaking havoc on the frayed emotions of a loyal Raiders fan base that has since seen it’s beloved franchise officially destined to become the Sin City Raiders in just a few short years, this fiasco has seemed like it’s taken a year to resolve itself (assuming that it ultimately has).

    With the flurry of reports that began last night and have virtually dominated North American sports news, it would appear that we unwaveringly loyal Raider fans can at last breathe a sigh of elated relief. Despite what the critics & naysayers would have you believe (and who did everything in their power to do so over the past few weeks), the addition of Marshawn Lynch to an already otherwise stacked Raiders roster not only provides GM Reggie McKenzie with the freedom to focus on filling the few remaining holes in the team’s roster (exclusively on the defensive side of the ball), it immediately launches our team’s rushing offense to arguably the best in the league by replacing the undeniably talented yet far-too-easily tackled Latavius Murray with possibly the single greatest power back of our generation; the gifted, elusive and downright terrifying tackle-breaking machine that is Beast Mode!

    Don’t believe for a second the propogated suggestions that Lynch has “lost the characteristic fiery competitive edge” or “doesn’t have enough left in the tank” to still be “Beast Mode” at age 31; on the contrary, if he weren’t still capable of accomplishing exactly that in his own mind or through the jaded perception of a Raiders’ coaching staff made entirely more exacting & paranoid after the Trent Richardson experiment, none of this would be happening. And don’t buy for a second the facile suggestion that bringing Beast Mode on board amounts to little more than a P/R move by the transitioning Raiders to pacify & placate an angry local fan base; Marshawn Lynch didn’t cone out of retirement to embarrass himself…he came home to PLAY!!

    And play he will, but this time with the enormous added advantage of working his magic behind the best offensive line in the league; something he never came anywhere NEAR having in Seattle throughout his explosive career with the Seahawks. Yet look at what he managed to do without it? With the interior o-line of Hudson, Jackson & Osemele, there may be no stopping him this time around!

    Circle this date fellow Raider brethren, as Friday April 14th, 2017 will soon be a historical turning point; the infamous day that sealed the Oakland Raiders’ 2017 Super Bowl Championship!

    “Can’t touch this”!

    “Just win, baby” (Al Davis)

    Somewhere AD is smiling ear to ear right now; I know Marshawn is!

    And so am I!!

  50. linemanguy74 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:03 PM

    Pending, passing drug test

  51. Lisa_the_Greek says: Apr 14, 2017 5:05 PM

    niners816 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.
    _________________________________

    Desperation is a stinky cologne.

  52. southpaw79 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:13 PM

    Is this move to get us to forget the Raiders sold out the Oakland fans for LV money?

  53. mistercue62 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:14 PM

    skankmeat says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:07 PM
    “BOOM!!! I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.
    _________________________________
    You read limited addition (sic) comic books about the Raiders, yes?”

    ……………………………………………………….

    Trump supporter, huh?

  54. badmoonrison says: Apr 14, 2017 5:22 PM

    Mr. Lynch, welcome to the fold.

    The LA/SD, KC and DEN fans will be scheming up ideas too make this deal look bad when in actuality they are scared to death. They make me laugh! Sad!

    GO RAIDERS!!

  55. jim699 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:38 PM

    This looks like a Dan Snyder kind of move, tbh. Big and splashy but ultimately a dud. It’s weird when you see a good young team on the cusp and then they just go ahead and shoot themselves in the foot.

  56. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 14, 2017 5:38 PM

    “Circle this date fellow Raider brethren, as Friday April 14th, 2017 will soon be a historical turning point; the infamous day that sealed the Oakland Raiders’ 2017 Super Bowl Championship!”

    You gave me a huge laugh, thanks.

    People who guarantee SB championships at this time or year rarely end up with the Lombardi for their team.

  57. imaduffer says: Apr 14, 2017 5:39 PM

    “Marshawn Lynch is one step closer to playing for his hometown team.” I didn’t know he’s from Las Vegas.

  58. j huber says: Apr 14, 2017 5:58 PM

    Hawks should trade Marshawn for rookie QB Connor Cook and a high draft pick.

  59. araidersfan says: Apr 14, 2017 6:03 PM

    I don’t like this move at all. The Raiders would’ve been much better off drafting a RB and keeping the money saved towards cap room towards huge new contracts for deserving young stars like Carr, Mack, Gabe Jackson. And if the Raiders are going to pay more for a rusty 30+ RB then Minnesota is paying Latavius Murray then the acquisition looks even worse.

  60. seahawkboymike says: Apr 14, 2017 6:06 PM

    niners816 says:

    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.
    ——————————————————————–
    Jimmy Graham had 1,000 yards, 6 TDs and 65 catches last year. That’s 3rd among all tight ends. You have an interesting definition of “bust”

    And yeah, 2-14 is a joke.

    The Seahawks will win 10…

    More games than the 49ers.

  61. raiderfanwithclass says: Apr 14, 2017 6:26 PM

    skankmeat says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:07 PM
    BOOM!!! I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.
    _________________________________
    You read limited addition comic books about the Raiders, yes?

    …………………..
    You’re a hater, yes?

  62. slippery59 says: Apr 14, 2017 6:31 PM

    southpaw79 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 5:13 PM
    Is this move to get us to forget the Raiders sold out the Oakland fans for LV money?
    ——————————————————————–
    The Raiders didn’t sell out the fans, the city of Oakland did.

  63. Lisa_the_Greek says: Apr 14, 2017 6:35 PM

    skankmeat says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:07 PM

    BOOM!!! I bet Del Rio is already planning to hand it off to Beastmode at the 1 yard line.
    _________________________________
    You read limited addition comic books about the Raiders, yes?

    __________________________________

    edition /əˈdiSH(ə)n / noun

    A particular form or version of a published text.

  64. abninf says: Apr 14, 2017 6:47 PM

    losangelesbillsofbuffalo says:

    Marshawn is a football legend.
    =================================

    No he’s not.

  65. vipod4ever says: Apr 14, 2017 7:38 PM

    Lynch is not only a position of need, but also the ultimate pr move that is required to play in Oakland for 2-3yrs.

    750-950yrds/10-15td would be a nice season

    This doesn’t negate the need to draft a big back in the mid-rounds.

    Hate if you want to, but that all it is. Good football move any way you slice it.

  66. JP says: Apr 14, 2017 11:37 PM

    @niners816 says:
    Apr 14, 2017 4:01 PM

    Sherman’s next. The o line for Seattle is a lot like their franchise; a joke, chancellor and Jimmy “bust” Graham will be gone next year. Seattle, your window is closed. All you little precious “12’s” can go back to rooting for Dallas, New York, or whoever you rooted for before 2012. Seattle is done.

    ________

    Talk smack once your boys do better than 2-14. Until then, enjoy your #2 pick and shut up.

  67. siegeblog says: Apr 15, 2017 11:25 AM

    It seems like no one remembers how broke down Lynch was when he retired. He didn’t decide to retire because he was bored playing football he quite because he couldn’t take the beating anymore. This is a whole lot of talk about a RB that if he even makes the Raiders roster will be lucky to dress for 4-6 games. The Seahawks are going to make a business decision about Lynch – they don’t want him but they have his rights and the NFL is a business and you need to honor contracts. Sorry Beast Mode give back your $5 million you owe the Hawks and go and sit in street close on the Raiders sideline.

    Oh and Mr. “he’s so smart” Sherman pack your bags for Cleveland, Jacksonville or Buffalo and be ready to loose your mind on the coaching decisions those buffoons make on what seems a never ending basis.

  68. chomskyp says: Apr 15, 2017 1:56 PM

    Ok, now let’s reverse the Vegas move…..

  69. pantherpro says: Apr 17, 2017 10:48 PM

    Perfect trash for Raider fan now known as the Vegas Raiders! Ouch Oaktown

  70. grumpysal says: Apr 19, 2017 1:06 PM

    The Raiders drumming up some feel good PR in getting Lynch so they can continue to fleece the customers in Oakland for the next 2 years to get them to buy tickets, Beastmode merch, etc.

    I really don’t understand how one can be a fan of a team that has such utter contempt for it’s paying customers.

  71. alleycat702 says: Apr 19, 2017 6:41 PM

    Trust Big Mac (kenzie).He does not suffer fools well.
    ____________________________________

    Is that why his Raider GM status is 30-50, no division crowns and no playoff wins. Yeah, you got a winner!
    ————————-
    It was still a good season. If Derek Carr doesn’t break his fibula and the Indianapolis game, they would’ve won the division.

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