UPDATED 4/14/17 5:36 p.m. E.T.: Upon further review, this thing might not be a total lock quite yet. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport walked back the initial reporting of his colleague, Michael Silver, and said that Lynch and the Raiders have not (we repeat, have not) agreed to terms just yet. That being said, it currently still seems destined to happen. Maybe that's a silver lining for the silver and black faithful. Or maybe they're mad, I don't know:
On top of that, the Seahawks were reportedly caught off guard by this move, which is important seeing how they still control Lynch's player rights.
Doesn't mean it won't happen, just means it hasn't happened yet (officially). As for Lynch, he threw out this tweet. I can't make heads or tails of it, but maybe you can:
Guess we'll see how this shapes up over the weekend and beyond.
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A little over a week ago we told you that Marshawn Lynch, who had been away from football for a year, was planning to "un-retire" so he could play for the Raiders. Nine days later he appears to have done just that, as Friday it was reported that the 30-year-old running back will return so he can play for Oakland.
If you're a Seattle fan you may be thinking, "Wait a minute, isn't he still under contract with Seahawks?" According to NFL.com, a trade between the two squads is a simple formality waiting to happen.
Lynch himself certainly appeared to be optimistic about the trade's chances of completion:
Not shockingly, the news of Beast Mode's return spread quickly:
Lynch last played in 2015, where he suited up in just seven games thanks to an injury-filled campaign. Worth noting is that the five-time Pro Bowl hasn't rushed for 1,000 yards in a season in three years.
In his combined nine seasons with Buffalo and Seattle he racked up 9,112 running yards and 74 TD's. He also had 252 catches for 1,979 yards and another 10 TD's.
Anyway, retirement was fun while it lasted (almost a year). So much for this.