The Raiders have agreed to terms with the currently retired running back’s camp on a one-year deal that’s expected to be consummated Wednesday, Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report.
The Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have also come together on the groundwork of a trade for the rights to Lynch, believed to involve a return of late-round 2018 draft picks.
The Raiders will send a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Seahawks and Oakland
Lynch is currently in Haiti building schools and houses with former teammates Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, but he’s expected to fly back to the U.S. in order to complete a physical with the Raiders. It’s believed to be the final hurdle to pass to land Lynch with his hometown team.
Lynch will also have to file the necessary paperwork to rescind his retirement and return to the league.
According to Garafolo and Rapoport, the Raiders and Lynch have agreed upon a one-year, $3-million base contract with a $2-million bonus for a 1,000-yard season and a max value of $8.5 million.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the deal is for two years, however.
The 31-year-old Lynch retired from the NFL during Super Bowl 50 after a 10-year career capped by a superstar turn with the Seahawks. He helped Seattle capture Super Bowl XLVIII and returned to the title game the next season, only to be denied late in the fourth quarter.
The Raiders hope Lynch will be the final piece of a championship puzzle.
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