It was reported Friday morning that the Oakland Raiders and running back Marshawn Lynch had agreed to terms on a contract, but it appears that may not be the case.
According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, while a deal is likely to happen, it hasn’t yet:
Running back Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders have not agreed to terms on a contract, despite one national report that they had, but there is still optimism that the Oakland native will come out of retirement to play for his hometown team next season.
Lynch himself was the one who took to Twitter to let it be known that there was no deal yet:
If u kno me you kno my business is my business and if u don't kno me that's a fun fact for ya… when shit get REAL I'll let you kno!!!!
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 14, 2017
Lynch to the Raiders has been rumored for weeks now, as he said that coming out of retirement to play for his hometown team was something he was considering.
He then visited the Raiders practice facility last week, and the talks about him returning to football amped up.
Despite him being retired, he still has two years remaining on his contract with the Seattle Seahawks, so it will require a trade for him to come to the Raiders.
That shouldn’t be an issue though as Seahawks general manager John Schneider recently said that they are willing to make an easy deal with the Raiders because of his relationship with Raiders gm Reggie McKenzie.