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Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland

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The Raiders officially don’t retire numbers. The number worn during two stints by cornerback Charles Woodson isn’t unofficially retired, either.

Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, running back Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 with the Raiders.

Gehlken tweets that Lynch’s mother, Delisa, told 95.7 The Game that Woodson approved of the move. Fans will, too, by the thousands. The Lynch 24 jersey immediately will become one of the highest-selling in the league.

Lynch played at Oakland Technical High School, and he played college football at Cal. His arrival helps make Oakland Raiders fans move past the reality that the Raiders will spend a year or two (or maybe three) as lame ducks in the Bay Area before moving to Las Vegas.

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36 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland”
  1. saveusterrelldavis says: Apr 26, 2017 5:54 PM

    Thumbs up if you’re going to buy this jersey!!!

  2. araidersfan says: Apr 26, 2017 5:54 PM

    #24 was worn for the Raiders by HOFer Willie Brown and by soon-to-be HOFer C-Wood. Lynch isn’t even close to worthy of wearing that number.

    Big mistake adding an over-the-hill head-case like Lynch to the team. Nothing more than a publicity stunt by Son-of-Al.

  3. kevpft says: Apr 26, 2017 5:56 PM

    “His arrival helps make Oakland Raiders fans move past the reality that the Raiders will spend a year or two (or maybe three) as lame ducks in the Bay Area before moving to Las Vegas.”

    I would think it would do the opposite – just make the move sting that much more. Though maybe Lynch will be gone before the move happens.

  4. kick 'em in the head ted says: Apr 26, 2017 5:59 PM

    the Raiders don’t retire numbers, if they did, Woodson never would have gotten a chance to wear #24..Old Man Willie

  5. tindeaux says: Apr 26, 2017 5:59 PM

    washed-up! he ain’t who he thought he once was

  6. thefatlazygamer says: Apr 26, 2017 6:00 PM

    How does it help Oakland get over the fact the team is leaving in two years? Bringing in a local guy will only help ticket sales. It doesn’t help the upset disenfranchised fans.

  7. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:08 PM

    That’s cool Woodson approved of Lynch wearing 24, but did Willie Brown approve it as well?

  8. autumnwind87 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:14 PM

    With our o line and passing attack, the beast will feast.

  9. jag1959 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:18 PM

    “His arrival helps make Oakland Raiders fans move past the reality that the Raiders will spend a year or two (or maybe three) as lame ducks in the Bay Area before moving to Las Vegas.”

    No it won’t, even Raiders fans aren’t that numb

  10. RandyinRoxbury says: Apr 26, 2017 6:21 PM

    araidersfan says:
    Apr 26, 2017 5:54 PM
    #24 was worn for the Raiders by HOFer Willie Brown and by soon-to-be HOFer C-Wood. Lynch isn’t even close to worthy of wearing that number.

    Truer words cannot be spoken.

  11. dmoney253 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:22 PM

    It will be interesting to see if he can replicate the success he had in Seattle without the threat of Russell Wilson in the read option opening up running lanes for him.

  12. boknowsvt says: Apr 26, 2017 6:23 PM

    I’m surprised they didn’t remove the number from all future jerseys after Michael Huff desecrated it. That being said, I’m buying one for my two-year-old.

  13. learysdisciples says: Apr 26, 2017 6:23 PM

    Immediately one of the highest-selling jerseys in the league?
    Highly doubtful.

  14. codythao35 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:25 PM

    You might break ur legs on the first game doe

  15. codythao35 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:26 PM

    Ur done doe

  16. imaduffer says: Apr 26, 2017 6:29 PM

    I thought he might wear the number 420.

  17. idiedpretty says: Apr 26, 2017 6:29 PM

    This jersey will go number 1 in jersey sales this year and will likely keep and put more fans in the seats of home games (unroll the tarps?). Maybe Beast Mode is worth more to the Raiders than 3.5M?

  18. yankeemofo says: Apr 26, 2017 6:30 PM

    Jeff Hanneman is rolling in his grave right now.

  19. manderson4150 says: Apr 26, 2017 6:46 PM

    Who did he beat up to get it?

  20. gtodriver says: Apr 26, 2017 7:01 PM

    Who is going to buy an “OAKLAND” Raider Lynch #24 jersey today?

    Intelligent people that want to buy a jersey will wait until:

    A. The Raiders are in Las Vegas
    B. Lynch proves he can still be an effective RB in the NFL

  21. cadreamer1969 says: Apr 26, 2017 7:16 PM

    Loved it. He met the GM, head coach, and DC. Got his helmet fitted, met players and walked out of the building with his helmet on. Go #24…..

  22. boltjolt says: Apr 26, 2017 7:36 PM

    Lynch dont have much left in the tank. I don’t know why they were so eager to sign him…… Especially having to trade for him. Whatever. Nobody cares about this signing but Raider fans.

  23. granadafan says: Apr 26, 2017 7:37 PM

    I’m a huge Lynch fan having watched him at CAL and working with him for some charity events. He’s a pretty smart guy (3.0 at CAL) despite how he looks and talks.

    That said, I’d be more excited about this move if the Raiders hadn’t torn the heart out of Oakland AGAIN and stuck the taxpayers with the stadium renovations bill. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I’m done with the Oakland Traitors.

  24. PFT loves the Steelers says: Apr 26, 2017 7:47 PM

    Publicity stunt to (cheaply) buy back some fans so the stadium isn’t 90% empty. Oakland should boycott. I would.

  25. omeimontis says: Apr 26, 2017 7:50 PM

    The fans may be broken hearted because of the Raiders leaving, but in the long term, the piece of land in the Coliseum area can be turned into houses. That is going to make some people and the city a lot of money because of housing prices in the Bay Area.

  26. donkeykickinurface says: Apr 26, 2017 8:24 PM

    Lloyd should emblazon a #24 next to the ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirate’ Logo. Smack dab in the middle of the tarp!

  27. backuppunter says: Apr 26, 2017 9:49 PM

    I think lynch’s heart is in the right place but this is not going to work out.

  28. pantherpro says: Apr 26, 2017 9:51 PM

    Just a smokescreen to keep the average not very bright Raider fan happy. Nice going no longer Oakland now Vegas Raiders

  29. blah773 says: Apr 26, 2017 10:05 PM

    carr returns… lynch comes home…

    it all makes for a cute story, but you still have NE and PIT in the AFC. #3 seed at best.

  30. cjweber5187 says: Apr 26, 2017 10:14 PM

    I hope he still has something left in the tank. He averaged 3.8 his last season, but he was banged up. Maybe a year off of football to recover did some good for his body.

  31. dcsince77 says: Apr 26, 2017 10:14 PM

    Fred “The Hammer” Williamson is the original number 24 for the Raiders. He wore it before them all

  32. charger383 says: Apr 26, 2017 11:16 PM

    hope he lasts till they get to Vegas

  33. tecmoho says: Apr 27, 2017 12:11 AM

    I’d love to see Beast Mode play DB for a play or two

  34. Centered00 says: Apr 27, 2017 12:30 AM

    Try and tell first Raider Hall Of Famer Jim “00”Otto his number isn’t retired, (which it is by the way) and he’ll still kick your butt. That is one Raider # that has never been worn by another or ever will be.

  35. raidernation210 says: Apr 27, 2017 7:18 AM

    dmoney253 says:
    Apr 26, 2017 6:22 PM

    It will be interesting to see if he can replicate the success he had in Seattle without the threat of Russell Wilson in the read option opening up running lanes for him.

    _________________________________

    The Raiders have one of the best offensive lines in football so there will be plenty of running lanes open

  36. pbeddoe says: Apr 28, 2017 11:41 AM

    silverandblack052099 says:

    Apr 26, 2017 6:08 PM
    That’s cool Woodson approved of Lynch wearing 24, but did Willie Brown approve it as well?

    —–

    I would imagine so since Willie was his Defensive Backs Coach when he joined the Raiders. Do your research you “so called Raiders fan”. Common sense isn’t for everyone I suppose….

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