It may only be a matter of time before Beast Mode makes a comeback in silver and black.
Rapoport reported earlier in the day that a meeting with head coach Jack Del Rio was considered a “final” hurdle for talks between player and team, and there would certainly still be work to do in terms of making the acquisition.
Any arrangement that sees him join the Raiders would have to come either by way of a trade or following an outright release, as the Seahawks still own his rights.
But Lynch making his intentions known is yet another significant step in the right direction for the chances of him returning to the NFL and landing with his hometown team.
Limited to seven games in an injury-ridden 2015 season, Lynch managed just 417 yards and three touchdowns on 111 carries before electing to walk away from football.
He’d been maintaining a particularly impressive level of production just one year prior, though, finishing the 2014 campaign with 1,306 rushing yards, 367 receiving yards, and 17 total touchdowns.
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