Reports: Marshawn Lynch visits with Raiders, says he wants to come out of retirement
Former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch met with the Raiders at Oakland’s practice facility Wednesday, according to multiple reports. Former Colts punter Pat McAfee, who now works for Barstool Sports, was first to report the news.
Lynch retired after the 2015 season but has been rumored to be mulling a comeback. He told the Raiders that he plans on returning to the field NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports. The Oakland native would only come out of retirement to play for the Raiders, Rapoport reported earlier Wednesday.
Lynch was born and raised in Oakland and went college in nearby Berkeley.
Lynch’s final NFL season was plagued by injuries. In seven games he rushed for 417 yards on 111 attempts. He was named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last four seasons.
The Seahawks still retain Lynch’s NFL rights because he was placed on the reserve/retired list in 2016. Oakland would need to acquire Lynch from Seattle.