Raiders Reportedly Interested in Acquiring Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks

Raiders pursing retired RB Marshawn Lynch

Raiders pursing retired RB Marshawn Lynch

ESPN reported Friday that Lynch, who didn't play previous year but remains under contract with the Seahawks, is on the Raiders' wish list as they look to replace Latavius Murray with a veteran running back.

The Oakland Raiders may try to pull Marshawn Lynch out of retirement, ESPN reports.

When the Vikings made a decision to part ways with Peterson, it was expected that the five-time First-team All-Pro player will command the interest of many teams who want to contend for the championship.

"It could really happen", a source told ESPN.

Could a Marshawn Lynch to Oakland Raiders trade take place?

In this respect, Schefter points to the long-standing relationship between Seahawks' general manager John Schneider and Reggie McKenzie, his counterpart in Oakland.

As of right now, the Raiders would have to trade for Lynch due to the Seattle Seahawks still owning his rights for the next two seasons.

The downside is that Lynch will be 31 next month and his last season was marred by injury and ineffectiveness. The Seahawks signed their Lynch replacement Tuesday (March 14), bringing in former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy on a one year deal.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stiff arms Arizona's Patrick Peterson after a 10-yard gain in the first quarter of the Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Sunday November 15, 2015. Lynch was a 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back/linebacker who led the Bulldogs to the Oakland Section championship with a performance for the ages at the Coliseum.

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