Published: Sat, March 18, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Marshawn Lynch rumors: Asked for release from Seahawks

Marshawn Lynch rumors: Asked for release from Seahawks

The Raiders are trying to lure Marshawn Lynch out of retirement and want to put him in the silver and black.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the team is "strongly considering" a move for Lynch. The five-time Pro Bowler will turn 31 in April.

The Raiders might be calling Lynch's bluff.

The Raiders inquired about trading for Lynch previous year, but he made a decision to remain retired, the NFL Network reported.

Raiders radio announcer Greg Papa also hinted at the possibility of Oakland signing Lynch during a local radio appearance Thursday.

Overall though, while most of us would enjoy the opportunity to see the 2007 12th overall draft pick play again, the odds are still against him returning.

Lynch played nine seasons in the National Football League before calling it quits as one of the generation's best runners, finishing with 9,112 yards, 74 touchdowns and a Super Bowl XLVIII title with Seattle, where he was famous for his "Beastquake" runs that would leave CenturyLink Field rocking.

In a June appearance on 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime Lynch said "I'm retired".

Lynch didn't play last season after announcing his retirement in February 2016. The Seahawks signed their Lynch replacement Tuesday (March 14), bringing in former Green Bay Packer, Eddie Lacy on a one year deal.

Lynch is fourth all-time in rushing yards for the Seahawks with 6,347, having been acquired in a trade with Buffalo in October, 2010 and playing through the 2015 season before retiring.

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