By the time the news that the Raiders had accepted the terms of an agreement with Oakland in 2019 in Oakland, the door seemed to open, suggesting the possibility for Marshawn Lynch to return to the team . As we know, Lynch came out of retirement two years ago to play in the hometown team and Silver & Black is entirely dependent on playing in Oakland.
On Wednesday, Mike Mayock told the East Bay Times that Jon Gruden and he were in contact with Marshawn's agent, Doug Hendrickson, about Lynch's potential return for 2019 and that the ball was in Marshawn's camp.
"I think he's still trying to figure out what he wants to do. And of course, we would not be willing to bring him back based on his position, "said Mayock.
"Much of this has to come from Marshawn (and) what he wants to do," continued Mayock. "How fast does he feel able to come back from his injury. What he wants (to win). Does he want to commit to going back to work? I love the fact that while he is in the semifinal hall, we have some one that our young guys can admire and learn to work. "
Marshawn was on track for a 1,000-yard season when he was lost as a result of an injury to his groin in the sixth week. Doug Martin then came in and also played well, also averaging 4.2 yards per run. He too is moving towards free will and he is also from Oakland. Would the Raiders bring them back together? With Jalen Richard as receiver out of the backfield, this trio performed well last season. It is not out of possibility.
The team also kept DeAndre Washington last season. If Chris Warren III continued to show the potential he had shown in the last season and stay healthy, he could also be in the lineup. If this were the plan, the decline would no longer be considered a priority in the project.
The free agency opens on March 13, so we should have some clarity before that.
Would you like Marshawn Lynch to come back with the Raiders?
Yes, bring back Beastmode
Yes, but also write a reverse side
No, it's time to move on
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