Marshawn Lynch deal to Oakland is done, pending physical

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The Raiders had a deadline, and Marshawn Lynch has apparently met it.

According to the NFL Network, the deal between the veteran running back, the Raiders and the Seahawks will be finished by the end of the day.

Lynch has agreed to a new one-year deal with Oakland, and the teams have already agreed on the details of a trade, which will involve a swap of late-round draft picks in 2018.

The deal will pay Lynch a base of $3 million, with the chance to make $2 million more if he gains 1,000 yards, with a maxed-out value of $8.5 million.

That sends Lynch out of retirement and back to his hometown team, in time to do some PR work and perhaps run the ball from time to time for a team that needed a back after Latavius Murray left in free agency. General Manager Reggie McKenzie said he needed to know what Lynch was going to do before the draft, so he could make other plans this week if he wasn’t coming home.

Lynch will still need to pass a physical, and he’s heading to the Bay Area to do that after returning from a trip to Haiti.

62 responses to “Marshawn Lynch deal to Oakland is done, pending physical

  1. Hmm letts think about this for a second.

    Over 30 years old
    Already retired once
    Up and left the seahawks without repaying money he owed
    May or may not go into locker room at halftime

    could go on and on

  2. Gosh I hope he passes the physical. After all these weeks of noise and excitement and sports articles and talking head speculation back and forth….that would be crazy anticlimactic if he didn’t. Like popping a balloon.

  3. Unsure how good he’ll be but can’t be any worse than Murray last year if Lynch provides Oakland with a decent rushing attack that offense will be superb. The passing game is there. Just need a strong lead back

  4. Great signing for a condtending team. If he can give them two years of vintage Lynch the Raiders could leave Oakland with a Lombardi. After eating a Sh!t Sandwich for 14 of the last 15 years I hope the city of Oakland and our fans go out on a high note.

  5. Haiti? What is he trying to get HIV BEFORE they even move to Las Vegas?

    This chump won’t do much. Watch and see! He’s got not heart for the game. Just needed to come back for some more greenbacks.

  6. Marshawn was finished before he retired two years ago…..expect him to be retired again before Thanksgiving

  7. Contract states:
    1. I not have to practice.
    2. I not have to speak to no media.
    3. I not have to let kids videotape me.
    4. I only carry ball on 1 yard line.

  8. @goodellisruiningtheleague Sea still had his rights because he retired while under contract.

    I hope he has a great year. This is a good story, good for Oak, good for him, low $risk with high incentives…

    Nice to have a player turn his life around and have a pleasant end of career with his hometown team.

  9. I love the fact that they didn’t give up anything significant for a 30 year old back as well.

  10. Oakland had the 20th ranked defense in 2016 (against a weak schedule).

    Oakland management is blind to the team’s glaring need for defensive help.

    Oakland gets an aged, annoying, locker room distraction/running back to help improve the team’s soft defense.

    Good job, Oakland.

  11. Hope all the other veteran RBs take notice… Lynch and AP are showing the market for their services is roughly $3M per year. The big-money days for top-tier backs are over… they’ll get one nice payday after their rookie deal is up, but that’s it.

  12. LOL!
    He’s not gaining 1000 yards. Lynch must think that there is a sucker born every minute. Good luck in your attempt to unretire.

  13. Lynch’s PR work: “Y’all know what I’m going to do. Give me the ball.”

    “Marshawn, are you excited to be a Raider?”

    “Y’all know what I’m going to do. Give me the ball.”

    “Marshawn, have you spoke to the coaches about your role yet?”

    “Y’all know what I’m going to do. Give me the ball.”

  14. I think the year off will help him actually. Not many guys get a chance to heal up properly during their career.

    He’s 31 which is getting up there for a RB.

    Since 1990 only 8 times has a 31 year old RB run for 1000+ yards.

    Since 1990 only 3 times has a 32 year old RB run for 1000+ yards.

    Since 1990 no 33+ year old RB has run for 1000+ yards.

    Lynch should have 1 or 2 more great years in him.

  15. The heavens parted and black and silver skittles rained down on the Raider faithful.

  16. He better be in top shape!!!!

    This looks like a PR move just to fill the seats in Oakland before the move..

  17. I have zero problems with this incentive based deal. $5M for 1k yards is very team friendly. If Lynch gets 1k yards, chances are there’s at least 10TD’s attached to that.

  18. Bottom line – Oakland will be stronger at the RB position by the end of the day than they are right now. Isn’t that what free agency is about?

  19. Long-time Seahawks fan and Beastmode is on my top 5 Hawks players list, along with Largent, Easley, Cortez Kennedy and Wilson. He was a key ingredient in this franchise’s first championship and for that I will always be grateful. Can’t resent him wanting to go out with his hometown team.

  20. .. glad he didn’t wind up in New England as I expected.

    Gotta sting if you’re a Seahawk.

    One of the catalysts of your success spit right in your face.

  21. Do these guys have to drug test before returning to the league? Like drug testing for a new employer? Just wondered about that. A lot of weed in Haiti

  22. You can’t go to Haiti before signing to an NFL team? I mean I could because I need to put on about 50 pounds…

    Can you imagine how much Haitian food Lynch could eat? Eddie Lacy wouldn’t make it out of there without buying half a row on a plane home.

  23. Total PR move. Is Die Hard Oakland Raider Fan really going to say “Well Mark, you’re stealing the team from us again, breaking our hearts, but since you signed retired Beast Mode, everything is ok.” Really? Seriously? LOL!

  24. Long-time Seahawks fan and Beastmode is on my top 5 Hawks players list, along with Largent, Easley, Cortez Kennedy and Wilson.

    Walter Jones was better than every single one of those guys.

  25. I wish the Raiders and their fans well this year.

    Their problem is going to be the distractions coming from the future upcoming move. The noise will be unavoidable, the press will be relentless.

    Even Belichick got Fired in Cleveland after taking them to the playoffs when they were moving…

  26. So, Marshawn, you really missed playing football, didn’t you? “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

    Will the Raiders win the Super Bowl this year? “I’m grateful.”

    How do you feel about playing in your home town? “Uh…. yeah.”

    (Female reporter) – What did you do in Haiti? “Bruh, I been here the whole time.”

    Does the NFL have an “All Interview Team” like the NBA does? If so, this guy has to be captain.

  27. These excited Raider fans have been “sucked-in and duped yet again. This move is strictly a PR one for the LAME DUCK Raiders who have stabbed Raider Nation in the back. DON’T GO TO OAKLAND GAMES like wide-eyed dumb asses. You’ll be sorry.

  28. “A lot of weed in Haiti”

    Lolz lotta weed all over the US too. Don’t think going to Haiti should trigger a drug test for that reason.

  29. I hope the City of Oakland locks the gates to the parking lots
    until they get paid. As far as Lynch, watch him get suspended for pot.

  30. This deal is a huge mistake. I can’t think of any on-field benefit of having a 31 year old head-case who’s positive capabilities as a RB are in the distant rear-view mirror.

    To my way of thinking, acquiring Lynch was a publicity stunt designed to entice fans in Oakland to attend games despite the way Son-of-Al treated them. I doubt that that’ll fly either.

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