Raiders reportedly considering Oakland native Marshawn Lynch
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March 17, 2017 - 8:13pm
Retired running back Marshawn Lynch could be coming back to the NFL for a homecoming.
The Raiders are “strongly considering” acquiring the Oakland native, who maintained strong ties to the city during a decorated nine-year career spent in Buffalo and Seattle, ESPN first reported Friday.
Lynch, 30, who attended Oakland Tech and Cal, announced his retirement on social media during Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.
[...] the Raiders are cognizant of financial issues with massive contract extensions for quarterback Derek Carr and outside linebacker Khalil Mack looming, the NFL Network reported.
The Raiders have a need for a frontline running back after Latavius Murray, their starter the past two seasons, signed with the Vikings on Wednesday.
A five-time Pro Bowl player, tion, Lynch has 9,112 career rushing yards, six 1,000-yard seasons and ranks 24th in NFL history with 74 rushing TDs.
Despite his rugged style, Lynch, who will turn 31 in April, missed just one game from 2010-14 before sitting out nine games in 2015 with an abdominal injury that required surgery.
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