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Marshawn Lynch | Running Back | #24

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 215
College: California
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (12) / BUF
Contract: view contract details

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The San Jose Mercury News' Jimmy Durkin suggests the Raiders could hold Marshawn Lynch under 200 carries.
Durkin believes Lynch equaling Latavius Murray's 195-carry total from last year "should suffice," even suggesting Lynch could end up with "perhaps less" if sophomores DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard earn increased roles. After Lynch took a year off from football, it's hard to imagine the Raiders suddenly forcing him back into 300-carry usage, particularly in an offense so explosive in the passing game. Lynch remains a health risk at age 31 after his body broke down in 2015, leading Lynch into a year-long "retirement." Lynch is one of the riskiest early-round fantasy picks on the board this year. Jul 24 - 6:12 PM

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Marshawn Lynch was only an observer during Tuesday's OTA practice.

Lynch participated in stretching with the team, and it is likely the Raiders are just easing him back after a year away from football. Coach Jack Del Rio did not seem concerned by the absence, saying Lynch will "continue to do the things that we’re asking him to do." There is no reason to worry about Lynch at this point.
Source: ESPN
May 25 - 8:23 AM

Marshawn Lynch is scheduled to earn $3 million in 2017.

Lynch will receive a fully guaranteed $1.35 million base salary, a $1 million roster bonus on May 3, a $150,000 workout bonus, and up to $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses this season. Lynch's deal contains no guaranteed money after this year, meaning his "two-year, $9-million" contract is really a one-year, $3-million deal with an option for a second season, which falls more in line with the current veteran running back market.
May 2 - 9:31 AM

Marshawn Lynch's two-year deal with the Raiders has a max value of $16.5 million.

It's a lot of money for a 31-year-old who was out of the league last season. The deal is highly incentive laden but has a base of $9 million. Lynch's contract locks him in as Oakland's Week 1 starter.
Apr 26 - 6:56 PM

Raiders acquired RB Marshawn Lynch and a 2018 sixth-round pick from the Seahawks in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

Lynch is in Oakland Wednesday to take his physical, which he should pass considering he's rarely been injured in his career and is coming off a year in retirement. The Raiders apparently were impressed with Lynch's conditioning at his recent visit. Lynch is getting a two-year deal from the Raiders, though it's likely a one-year pact with an option. He just turned 31 but will be running behind a top-three offensive line, which is a massive upgrade from his final year in Seattle.
Apr 26 - 10:42 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch have agreed to a two-year contract.

Lynch will be in Oakland on Wednesday to take his physical, and if/once he passes the Raiders and Seahawks will finalize a trade. Deadlines spur action, and before the start of the draft on Thursday was when everyone involved wanted to get this thing done. Lynch turned 31 last week and was showing signs of decline in 2015 with Seattle. Maybe the year off did his body some good.
Apr 26 - 9:24 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider said the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch are "still talking."

Schneider also reiterated the draft deadline Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie set for a deal last week. "I would think Reggie would want to go into the draft knowing that they have another runner or not," Schneider said. The Raiders reportedly want to pay Lynch $3 million a year while the running back is looking for closer to $5 million. A compromise near the $3.5 million Adrian Peterson will get from the Saints could work for both sides, but it needs to happen quickly.
Apr 25 - 9:31 AM

Seahawks GM John Schneider acknowledges the draft is the likely deadline for a Marshawn Lynch trade.

Schneider was echoing Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. Lynch has to agree to a contract with the Raiders before the teams can hammer out trade compensation.
Apr 24 - 2:39 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders are offering Marshawn Lynch a $3 million salary.

Lynch wants closer to $5 million. It explains what’s been holding up talks between the sides. The Raiders expect to reach a deal with Lynch before the draft.
Apr 21 - 6:02 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie implied that the draft is the team's deadline for signing Marshawn Lynch.

"At some point, you would like to know," said McKenzie. "Prior to the draft is that point." Coach Jack Del Rio said "every indication" is that Lynch is "excited" to play for Raiders, but the sides still have a few hurdles to clear before a deal is reached. Once that happens, the Raiders and Seahawks will have to agree on compensation. Talks should pick up in the coming days now that Oakland has established a firm timeline for signing Lynch.
Apr 21 - 2:53 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Raiders are "willing to walk away from a potential deal" with Marshawn Lynch.

This suggests the Raiders are only willing to sign Lynch on their terms and could help explain why the comeback has hit a snare. On the positive side, Breer reports the meeting between the two sides went well and the Raiders "were impressed with the shape [Lynch is] in." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggested the draft is the deadline for something to happen, so we should know Lynch's fate within the next week.
Source: MMQB
Apr 20 - 10:07 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the draft could be the "real deadline" for the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch to work out a deal.

If the two sides cannot come to an agreement before the draft, Rapoport believes the Raiders could look to add help from this year's deep class of runners, which could end their pursuit of Lynch. It sounds like mostly conjecture from RapSheet, but considering how strangely this situation has played out so far, conjecture might be all we have. It still feels likely Lynch plays for the Raiders in 2017.
Apr 18 - 10:29 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders have yet to reach a deal with Marshawn Lynch.

It's an update on an earlier report. PFT's Mike Florio says the sides are "not even close." The Raiders are in the process of working out terms in Lynch's contract. Seattle will get compensation for Lynch once a deal is reached.
Apr 14 - 5:31 PM

Sports Illustrated's Michael Silver reports the Raiders have reached a deal with Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks still hold Lynch's rights, so in order to join the Raiders, Seattle and Oakland will need to work out a trade. It may take a few days for the sides to agree on compensation, but Lynch to the Raiders is happening. The 30-year-old should slide in as the lead back for his hometown Raiders, but it's fair to wonder how effective he'll be after a year away from football. Lynch was tremendous in 2014 but struggled with injuries and was outplayed by rookie Thomas Rawls in 2015. Beast Mode makes for a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option.
Apr 14 - 3:50 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Marshawn Lynch's "short-term deal" with the Raiders will include "heavy incentives."

That's far from s surprise. No matter how badly the Raiders want Lynch, they understand he's a 31-year-old back (this month) who spent 2016 out of the league. Lynch also struggled through injury and bouts of ineffectiveness in 2015. His addition, while a big name, would be far from a slam dunk.
Apr 13 - 1:50 PM