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After the months-long saga of whether former Seattle Seahawk running back Marshawn Lynch will return to the NFL, it seems his return will become official rather soon.

The news came out yesterday that Lynch will be traded to the Oakland Raiders, once he signs a short-term contract with heavy incentives, per ESPN’s Ed Werder. 

This is great news for Oakland. They are able to bring in the Oakland native for a cheap and incentive laden contract.



With general manager Reggie McKenzie expected to get a bargain contract, he will have filled a major need for a power running back. The deal will also make the city of Oakland excited about the upcoming season after the team won their relocation vote to move to Las Vegas a few weeks ago.

The deal is also expected to get done today, according to Raiders Daily and ESPN Las Vegas’ Joe Arrigo.

We will update everyone as soon as the expected news breaks.


Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.

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