Raiders, Seahawks agree on trade for Lynch-- Wed Apr 26 9:00 am --
Swap of late-round picks in 2018
Marshawn Lynch is set to come out of retirement after the Raiders and Seahawks agreed to a trade that allows the running back to play in Oakland, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lynch and the Raiders have an agreement for a two-year contract in place, according to league sources.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Lynch will need to a pass a physical today but after months of rumors, it appears Lynch will be a Raider in 2017. Lynch (31) sat out the 2016 season but does have a lot of mileage on the tires and is on the wrong side of 30. While being consistently durable during most of his career, injuries caught up with him in 2015. limiting him to only 7 games. However, he's a good fit for the Raiders offense who lost Latavius Murray in free agency and will likely step into lead-back role. He's an RB2 with RB1 upside in redraft leagues.
Retired Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who is reportedly entertaining thoughts of a comeback, is visiting his hometown Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, and an NFL source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that a deal between the Raiders and Lynch "eventually will happen."(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:This seed has been growing for weeks and the flower could be in bloom sooner rather than later. Lynch would give the Raiders a power back capable of RB1 status given the run game averaged 4.4 yards per carry last season and witnessed Latavius Murray finding the endzone 12 times. The Seahawks still hold the rights to Lynch so a trade might be in order.