Raiders "strongly considering" Marshawn Lynch

The Oakland Raiders lost their starting running back this week when Latavius Murray signed with the Minnesota Vikings, and they apparently have big plans to replace him - very big plans, in fact.

Asked last June if he was fine with never playing another down, Lynch said, "Oh yeah, I'm good".

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. Nothing ever came of that, but the Raiders could make sense if Lynch is tempted.

The Oakland Raiders are strongly considering acquiring retired running back Marshawn Lynch by trade or by his release, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson.

When we last left Skittles enthusiast Marshawn Lynch, he was enjoying National Football League retirement in Scotland by playing chicken with buses.

I'm curious as to how Rapoport knows Lynch is in shape.

With Lynch out of football previous year, Seattle could ultimately decide to release him for the sole intent of having him sign with Oakland.

Lynch reportedly retired via Twitter back in February by posting a picture of cleats hanging from a wire. Lynch had missed just one game the four previous seasons.

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