Beast Mode is back … almost.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport followed up his colleague’s report, saying Lynch and the Raiders haven’t yet settled on the parameters for a reworked contract, though the expectation is that it will happen.
Albert Breer of MMQB.com echoed Rapoport’s report that it is expected to be completed, stating the deal “isn’t quite done.”
Lynch, himself, seemed to confirm on Twitter that nothing with the Raiders has been agreed upon.
The Raiders and Seahawks have yet to work out trade compensation for the running back, as Seattle still owns Lynch’s rights following his retirement in 2016, sources told Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports.
But the Seahawks aren’t expected to require much to give up the 31-year-old, with a late-round pick likely enough.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider said his strong relationship with the Raiders means he expects a move will be made “in a smooth manner.”
There will be a slight concern that the veteran runner’s skills have diminished, though. Lynch struggled through injury in his last season in 2015, averaging 3.8 yards per attempt and looking like a shell of his former self.
But Lynch could thrive with a less strenuous workload in the Raiders’ pass-first offense.
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