Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement
ALAMEDA (KTVU) - Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after agreeing on a two-year deal with the Raiders that paved the way for a trade to his hometown team in Oakland.
Lynch passed a physical Wednesday and agreed to a restructured two-year contract. Those were the final steps needed before Seattle could trade his rights along with a 2018 sixth-round pick to the Raiders for a 2018 fifth-rounder.
Lynch also must apply to the NFL for reinstatement from the retired list before he can play with the Raiders.
The Raiders issued a press release Wednesday afternoon to announce the trade.
As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland’s fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the team said.
Lynch will join the Raiders after nine seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.
Over his career, Lynch was selected to five Pro Bowls and two Associated Press All-Pro teams, while helping his teams to two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl title. His career totals include 127 games played with 114 starts, rushing for 9,112 yards on 2,144 carries (4.3 avg.) with 74 touchdowns, and 252 receptions for 1,979 yards with nine touchdowns.
In 11 career postseason games, Lynch recorded 937 rushing yards on 193 attempts with nine touchdowns. Lynch’s 51 rushing touchdowns since 2011 still rank first across the NFL despite not playing in 2016.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.