Raiders could acquire retired Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks

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"He did not even play in the National Football League past year".

There is a lot of chatter crisscrossing social media about what the Pro Bowl running back and Super Bowl victor might want to do. "Now it's time to watch my cousins do they thing", he told 60 Minutes Sports last June.

Overall though, while most of us would enjoy the opportunity to see the 2007 12th overall draft pick play again, the odds are still against him returning. Though he does love his hometown. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenize and Seahawks GM John Schneider are close friends who worked together for eight seasons in the Packers' front office.

"It could really happen", one source familiar with the situation said Friday.

Friday, both ESPN.com and NFL.com reported that the Oakland Raiders are considering pursuing Lynch, a native of Oakland who famously announced his retirement during Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016.

They have been staring Lynch down, not because they dislike.

The Raiders have a need for a frontline running back after Latavius Murray, their starter the past two seasons, signed with the Vikings on Wednesday. AP also remains an option for the up and coming Raider backfield.

"Does he even want to play?" he wrote. His retirement may not turn out to last long after all, it could be cut short for a simple reason, his love for the game. They are staring him down because they like him and believe he is capable at returning to the game and being their running back.

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