Marshawn Lynch might come out of retirement.
Beast Mode might be coming back to the NFL. According to multiple reports the Oakland Raiders are interested in acquiring retired running back Marshawn Lynch.
Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter reported the news that Oakland is strongly considering adding the former NFL star, either be a trade or by his release. The Seattle Seahawks still hold the rights to Lynch, who retired with time left on his contract.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 17, 2017
As of today, the Raiders would have to trade for Lynch, who still has two years left on his contract with the Seahawks. If the Seahawks release Lynch, he would become a free agent and thus be able to sign with the Raiders.
Lynch retired after a tumultuous 2015 season in which he missed nine games due to and abdomen injury. After a year away from the NFL, Lynch avoided the punishing hits a running back takes during their season — which means he can enter the 2017 season with a clean bill of health.
Beast Mode can finally get back to punishing NFL defensive backs, if he returns that is.