The Raiders’ reported interest in retired running back Marshawn Lynch is both surprising and, well, not so surprising.
Lynch, who turns 31 in April, hasn’t played a down of pro football since the 2015 season. His multiple retirement confirmations over the last year kept him off the free agency radar for most until Friday, when ESPN reported Oakland is strongly considering either trading for the back who remains on the Seahawks’ reserve/retired list or signing him as a potential free agent.
The comeback decision ultimately is Lynch’s to make. Still in shape and indeed tempted to play again, Lynch reportedly has not asked for his release from Seattle, which technically still has him under contract.
Authentic Kids Paul Molitor Jersey Regardless, the Raiders’ interest in Lynch alone begs a couple questions: Why Beast Mode? Why not any of the available free-agent running backs who, you know, are not retired?
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Kirk Cousins will play this year in Washington under the franchise tag, but it seems like he’s doing it because he has to, not that he wants to. The Redskins are a mess and fired general manager Scot McCloughan on Thursday. This is after the team saw its top two receivers leave as DeSean Jackson signed with the Buccaneers and Pierre Garcon left for San Francisco.
The Redskins also lost defensive lineman Chris Baker, who is joining Jackson in Tampa. The Redskins already had plenty of holes to fill and now things are worse as the team seems rudderless.