The rumors that have circledabout Marshawn Lynch going to the Raiders are close to coming true.
As first reported by Michael Silver, Lynch and Raiders have agreed to terms on a deal that would put the Seahawks running back back in the NFL and with the Raiders so long as a deal with Seattlecan be completed. Silver explained later Friday on NFL Network no deal is in place. Both sides still have to "cross these t's and dot those i's."
Silver believes the deal will eventually get done once the Raiders figure out the parameters of the contract and consummate a trade with the Seahawks. Lynch will likely have to redo his contract, which would currently pay him $9 million this year.
Speculation now turns to what the Raiders might be willing to offer in a trade for the former Cal player, with the NFL Draft two weeks away.
Lynch, who has not played since the 2015 season when a sport hernia cost him nine games, is 888 yards from 10,000 for his career. The Oakland native has 9,112 rushing yards and 74 touchdowns in his time with the Bills and the Seahawks.