|Date of Birth:||04/22/1986|
|Drafted:||2007 | Round 1 | Pick 12|
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Marshawn Lynch handles 12 carries in return to Seattle.
They went for 34 yards, and "Beast Mode" was able to find the end zone on a one-yard leap in the fourth quarter as Seattle fought back in an eventual 26-21 loss to San Francisco. The Seahawks were literally inches short of winning the game and NFC West in the final seconds, but they will instead head to Philadelphia in the Wild Card Round, and Lynch could push for 15+ touches after saying he felt good as the game progressed on Sunday night.
The Seahawks have signed Marshawn Lynch.
The top three running backs for Seattle are all done for the year, so they’re bringing back a familiar face by signing Lynch as the team gears up for their playoff run. First, there will be the de facto NFC West championship game next Sunday night against San Francisco, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Lynch immediately be thrown into the fire if he’s in decent shape. That said, those playing in Week 17 would be wise to look elsewhere.
The Raiders have moved on from Marshawn Lynch, according to multiple reports.
Another season in Oakland for the Raiders made it feel like a slight possibility the area-native Lynch would be back one more season, but it's not to be. This isn't a surprise considering Lynch is 33 years old and is tough to count on as a primary workhorse back, while it'd be tough to have a personality like that as a backup that sparingly plays. Expect the Raiders to be interested in running backs early in this week's draft, potentially as early as No. 24 with Alabama's Josh Jacobs. Lynch will likely officially retire in the coming weeks.
Jon Gruden says the Raiders would "love to have" Marshawn Lynch back in 2019.
Gruden is currently speaking at the Senior Bowl, as he's coaching the North team, and he says he isn't sure if Lynch wants to play next season but that the team would want him back. Gruden likes Lynch's punishing running style to help set the tone for his offense, but the veteran running back is certainly no lock to be the team's No. 1 runner if he does return in 2019. Lynch will turn 33 in April, but he's an unrestricted free agent that would need to agree to a new deal to return to the Raiders. It's unlikely he plays with a team other than the Raiders next season.
The Raiders have placed Marshawn Lynch (groin) on injured reserve.
Lynch is dealing with a serious groin injury that was set to knock him out at least one month, and the Raiders have opted to place him on injured reserve. There's a chance Lynch can come back as a designated-to-return players after eight weeks, but that's almost certainly not going to happen. Lynch's season ends with 90 carries for 376 yards and three touchdowns along with 15 receptions for 84 yards. This is Lynch's final season under contract for the Raiders, so there's a chance we've seen the 10,000-yard rusher play his final snap in the NFL.
Marshawn Lynch (groin) is out at least one month, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says injured reserve is a "strong possibility" for the veteran running back. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said the team was concerned about Lynch's groin injury, and the MRI apparently confirmed it's a pretty bad injury. Oakland is on a bye this week, but Doug Martin will be the leading ball-carrier during Lynch's absence. Martin hasn't had many opportunities this season (27 carries), but he's a highly-recommended fantasy pickup and should be added in all leagues. Gruden and the team were high on Martin during the summer. Lynch should probably be held in fantasy leagues if possible, but you can drop him if you need room on your roster.
Jon Gruden says the Raiders are "concerned" about Marshawn Lynch's groin injury.
The Raiders have a bye this week, which gives Lynch some time off, but it sounds like there's fear that this could be a multi-week injury for Beast Mode. Lynch has had groin issues in the past, including earlier this year, and he had sports hernia surgery during his final season with Seattle in 2015—but it's unclear if the situations are related. There might not be more clarity on Lynch's injury until next week, but Doug Martin would assume the starting role if Lynch misses any time. Martin is worth a look on the waiver wire this week, as he was impressive leading up to the season but just hasn't had many opportunities behind Lynch.
Marshawn Lynch gets 16 touches against the Seahawks.
The Raiders did not play well at all, and Lynch wouldn't get much going against his former team, rushing 13 times for 45 yards and adding three receptions for 14 yards. The Seahawks basically pushed around an injured Oakland offensive line throughout the game. At 1-5, the Raiders will look to get things going when they emerge from their bye week to face the Colts in Week 8.
Marshawn Lynch contained on 11 touches as Oakland fall to 1-4.
Lynch rushed nine times for 31 yards in the 26-10 loss, also adding two receptions for ten yards. Marshawn was clearly frustrated after a Derek Carr interception on first-and-goal from the one-yard line, and it's an interesting potential storyline to follow this week as he faces the Seahawks for the first time next Sunday. It wouldn't be surprising to see Lynch go off, but Seattle has played very stout run defense this season, and stopping their former offensive centerpiece could be a focus for them in Week 6. Consider Marshawn a low-end RB2/FLEX option.
Marshawn Lynch operates as workhorse in 45-42 overtime victory over the Browns.
Lynch rushed 20 times for 130 yards in the win, also adding three receptions for 27 yards. Oakland's starter was angry all game after a potential long touchdown run was blown dead when it probably shouldn't have been, and he helped Jon Gruden get his first win since 2008 with powerful running. Through four weeks, Lynch is on pace for 1,200 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, both of which are very reachable if he stays healthy. Marshawn will look to keep it up against the Chargers next week as a solid RB2 option.
Marshawn Lynch scores in Raiders' loss.
Lynch took a goal line carry in for six, making it a touchdown in each of the first three games of the season. Overall, Lynch had 19 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 22 yards against the Dolphins. Doug Martin carried the ball very well in the game, picking up 43 yards on in carries, but Lynch appears locked in as the primary early-down back. In Week 4, Lynch gets a a Browns team that was gashed on the left side by the Browns last Thursday.
Marshawn Lynch scores in Week 2.
Lynch was Oakland’s clear leading ball-carrier against the Broncos, carrying 18 times for 65 yards and a touchdown while adding two receptions for three yards. The score was on a goal-line carry. Lynch is a solid-yet-volatile starting option for Week 3 against the Dolphins.
Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was a full participant in practice.
There wasn't much doubt, but Lynch is officially ready to go for Week 2 against the Broncos. You can insert him into fantasy lineups as a FLEX option, but he'll likely need a score to deliver value in lineups. The Raiders are basically a committee backfield.
Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) was limited in practice.
This will likely be a similar situation to last week, where Lynch might be limited throughout the week before not being listed on the injury report for the game. There isn't much concern about Week 2 Lynch's status.
Marshawn Lynch scores in Week 1 loss.
Lynch started the game very well, including bulldozing in for a touchdown (with the help of his offensive lineman pushing him) on the opening drive of the game. Overall, Lycnh had 11 carries for 41 rushing yards and added two receptions for eight receiving yards. Doug Martin also ran well, carrying four times for 20 yards, but Lynch is the clear lead ball-carrier for the Raiders. He’s an option in Week 2 against the Broncos.
Marshawn Lynch is not on the Week 1 injury report.
Lynch was limited in practice all week with a groin injury, but he's ready to go for the final game of the week on Monday night against the Rams. The veteran running back is in FLEX consideration in a tough matchup to start the season.
Marshawn Lynch (groin) remains limited in practice.
His Week 1 status is not in any doubt as far we know, but he still might be listed as questionable when the official injury report for the game is released tomorrow. Lynch plays in the final game of the week late Monday night, so just keep an eye on his status.
Marshawn Lynch (groin) was limited in practice today.
Lynch is expected to be fine for Week 1, but this groin issue is just something to keep in mind for the 32-year-old running back.
Marshawn Lynch is reportedly expected to remain on the Raiders in 2018.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Lynch is due a $1 million roster bonus tomorrow, which is an indication that he'll remain on the roster. Rapoport also says it's a "clear sign" that Lynch will be the team's feature back. We wouldn't be so sure about either of those things. While it appears Lynch will be on the team to start offseason training and potentially into training camp, if the Raiders don't think he has it anymore or simply doesn't fit with new head coach Jon Gruden, they'll have no trouble cutting him. Also, Gruden isn't the type to just hand him the starting job if he's being outperformed by recent signing Doug Martin or someone else on the roster. Oakland's backfield will be a situation to watch leading up to the season.
Jon Gruden says he's "counting on" Marshawn Lynch.
Everything we've heard from Gruden over the last few weeks indicates that the team will not be cutting Lynch, but that he will have to prove he's committed to being the workhorse back for the offense. Gruden says "there's no question he's still a beast," and he also talked about how adding another blocking tight end will help the run game. This all could be a ploy/smokescreen if they are interested in someone like Penn State's Saquon Barkley in the draft, but the most likely scenario might be bringing Lynch into offseason training and training camp to see if he's 100% committed and ready to give his best effort to help the Raiders—Gruden won't settle for anything less.
Jon Gruden doesn't know if Marshawn Lynch will be on the Raiders roster this year.
Gruden had a great interview with Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group to recap his first 30 days of his second stint as the team's head coach. There were reports a couple weeks ago that Marshawn Lynch didn't show up to a meeting that was planned with Gruden, but Gruden said that's not true because you aren't even allowed to have any "real contact" with players because of the collective bargaining agreement (which he hates). Then when asked if he thinks Lynch will be with the team this year, Gruden said he doesn't know and said, "right now, he's out leading ballcarrier" and added players around the league have respect for him. Ultimately, Lynch's status with the Raiders for 2018 might come down to whether they are able to add a back they feel comfortable with as the starter or not.
Jon Gruden says he's unsure of Marshawn Lynch's status with the team.
The new head coach of the Raiders said he has never met Lynch after being denied whenever asking for him in production meeting during his time on Monday Night Football and looks forward to meeting him. Lynch was seen smiling on the sidelines and basically acting like an idiot on a few occasions this season—including getting a one-game suspension for running out on the field and trying to defend Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters—and we do not anticipate him returning to Oakland in 2018. Gruden and the Raiders are likely to target a running back in a deep draft class this year, especially while considering what rookies runners have done in the NFL over the last few years.
Marshawn Lynch goes over 100 yards in Week 17.
Lynch gained 101 rushing yards on 19 carries while adding two receptions for 18 receiving yards against the Chargers. Overall, Lynch's season, which included a one-game suspension and numerous times of cameras catching him laughing on the sideline with his team down in games, wasn't what many expected when he returned from a one-year retirement. Lynch carried 207 times for 891 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns along with 20 receptions for 151 receiving yards in 15 games. While he might want to play again next season, the Raiders might not want him back. But we'll see.
Marshawn Lynch gets 27 touches against the Eagles.
Lynch received 25 carries in a run-heavy gameplan, gaining 95 yards rushing. He also had two receptions for -3 yards and lost a fumble in tonight's loss. The Raiders did a solid job of opening up some holes for Lynch, but he couldn't quite break any really long runs (his long was 16 yards). Lynch is a high-volume option for Week 17 against the Chargers.
Marshawn Lynch gets 19 touches in Week 15.
Lynch gained 76 rushing yards on 16 attempts and added 16 receiving yards on three receptions. And Lynch was called for another moronic unsportsmanlike penalty at the end of the game. The Raiders probably wish they had gone a different direction at the running back position this year.
Marshawn Lynch handles just eight touches as Chiefs handle the Raiders.
Lynch rushed seven times for 61 yards and a touchdown, which was basically a garbage-time score in the fourth quarter. He also caught a three-yard pass. Oakland should have relied more on the running game as Derek Carr threw it 41 times, but struggled to get anything going. Still, fantasy owners should probably be happy with the 60+ yards and a touchdown from Lynch, who will be no better than a FLEX play against the Sean Lee-led Cowboys next Sunday night.
Marshawn Lunch scores against the Giants.
Lynch broke a 51-yard touchdown run early in the game on a play where he got very good blocking, and overall he had 17 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions for 20 yards. Lynch will be an option in lineups against the Chiefs next week.
Marshawn Lynch gets 29 touches in Raiders' win.
Lynch carried 26 times or 67 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 44 yards against the Broncos. The veteran running back has been OK lately after a bad start to the season, so he's a FLEX option in Week 13 against the Giants.
Marshawn Lynch handles 11 carries in Week 11 loss.
Lynch rushed 11 times for 67 yards and caught a 10-yard pass. The Raiders probably would have been better off committing more to the running game, but hopefully fantasy owners aren't relying on Lynch at this point. He shouldn't be in lineups against Denver next Sunday.
Marshawn Lynch scores twice in Week 9.
In his return from his one-game suspension for running out on the field and shoving an official while trying to help Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, Lynch had his best game of the season. He had 14 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for six yards. The Raiders have a bye in Week 10, and Lynch will be a FLEX option for Week 11.
Marshawn Lynch's one-game suspension has been upheld.
Appeals officer James Thrash upheld the suspension, which was handed down by the NFL last week after Lynch ran out on the field and shoved an official while trying to defend Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters after a late hit to Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Peters actually was a part of the appeal and tried to defend Lynch, which sounds a bit ridiculous for a division rival but that's where we are with those two. The Raiders will go with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington against the Bills, and they are both in the FLEX conversation for that game—and don't be surprised if they both seize control of the backfield from Lynch. Marshawn is eligible to return in Week 9 against the Dolphins.
Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game.
Lynch inexcusably ran out onto the field to try and defense Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters and shoved an official in the process. The veteran running back won't be able to play against his first team, the Bills, if the suspension is upheld. Lynch has three business days to appeal the suspension, which he'll likely do—but don't count on the suspension being overturned. Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington would split the work in Week 8, and they are both in FLEX consideration.
Marshawn Lynch has been ejected against the Chiefs.
Lynch had two carries for nine yards before being ejected in the second quarter in the Thursday night contest. He inexcusably ran on the field to try and get Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, who like Lynch is from Oakland, out of a situation where he was fighting with some Raiders players after he hit Derek Carr late. In the process, Lynch shoved an official, and it's possible he's suspended next week. The veteran running back isn't a good fantasy option anyway, as he appears to be getting phased out of the gameplan and is now probably in danger of being cut. Jack Del Rio and the Raiders cannot be happy about this.
Marshawn Lynch carries 13 times in Week 6.
Lynch gained 63 yards on his 13 attempts, and he also had an interception go off his hand on a route where he might not have been expecting to get the ball. On the ground, this was Lynch's best game running this season, indicating things have not gone as expected in his return form retirement. With his team at 2-4, Lynch is someone to keep an eye on Thursday night to see how he acts if things don't go well against Kansas City.
Marshawn Lynch finds the end zone in Raiders' loss.
Lynch rushed 12 times for 43 yards, including a three-yard score in the third quarter. He also caught a 10-yard pass. Overall, it was another bad showing for Marshawn, as the Ravens run defense is really hurting with nose tackle Brandon Williams out, but he could only muster 3.6 yards per carry. The 31-year-old is now averaging 3.4 yards per carry on the season, and he's barely a FLEX option against the Chargers in Week 6.
Marshawn Lynch completely shut down in Week 4 loss.
Lynch rushed nine times for 12 yards, continuing his concerning downward trend since Week 1. He honestly looks like he's running out of gas and might not care as much as he once did, as evidenced by his smiling on the sidelines with a beanie when the Raiders were driving downfield for potential game-tying or game-winning drive. He's on pace for just 604 yards and four touchdowns, and has another imposing matchup with Baltimore in Week 5. "Beast" Mode should be closer to the waiver wire than your lineup at this point.
Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders completely shut down on MNF.
Lynch rushed six times for 18 yards and caught an eight-yard pass. By the second half, he almost looked disinterested in playing as the Redskins dominated Oakland all night. Averaging 3.9 yards per carry behind an elite offensive line, Lynch has struggled to start the season. Also, splitting work with two other running backs and even Cordarrelle Patterson, Lynch is just a FLEX option against Denver next Sunday.
Marshawn Lynch scores first touchdown as a Raider in Week 2 win.
Lynch had 12 carries for 45 yards and the touchdown while adding a four-yard reception. He also gained attention (again) when he danced on the sideline like it was a club. Lynch and the Raiders play the Redskins in Week 3 on Sunday night.
Marshawn Lynch makes return after retired season.
Lynch looked good in his first regular season game since 2015, rushing 18 times for 76 yards while adding a 16-yard reception. His best play was a trademark Beast Mode run where he broke through Jurrell Casey's tackle and drove forward for extra yardage. Tony Romo, who was calling the game for CBS, said the Raiders told him they want to work Marshawn Lynch back after he missed all of last season, but fantasy owners will take the 19 touches. He'll be an RB1/RB2 in that game.
Marshawn Lynch sees first action in Silver and Black.
Lynch rushed twice for 10 yards before his night was finished. He showed good burst on a six-yard run, and should get plenty of opportunities to break some runs behind Oakland's offensive line. Beast Mode should play some more next week against the Cowboys before resting until the regular season.
Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing says Marshawn Lynch has been "fantastic."
Downing was on SiriusXM NFL and said Lynch has "pleasantly surprised" him. The Raiders OC also classified Lynch as a "football junkie" and is happy with his passion for playing the game. Everything concerning Lynch since his return has been positive, and it sounds like he's been working extremely hard to do the best he can in helping bring a Super Bowl to Oakland before they leave for Vegas. With one of the best offensive lines in the league opening up holes for him, Lynch should be a very good fantasy option this season, particularly in standard leagues.
Marshawn Lynch is participating in Raiders OTAs today.
This is the first time Lynch is participating after the Raiders were easing him in last week as he continued to learn the playbook. Lynch has reportedly kept in good shape during his retirement, but it's good to see him on the field. He should be in great shape and fresh for the season. Lynch is a good fit and will find some holes behind the powerful Raiders offensive line this year.
Reports: Marshawn Lynch will officially become a member of the Oakland Raiders.
The Seahawks and Raiders have agreed to trade compensation, and the deal is contingent on a passed physical, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo. Lynch is said to be in great shape, and could be playing for his hometown team for a couple seasons, as Adam Schefter reports that it's a two-year deal. Oakland now has Latavius Murray's replacement behind one of the best lines in the league; Murray had 12 touchdowns while missing games and battling injury in 2016, so Marshawn should enjoy a lot of scoring upside with the Raiders. His name could push him higher on fantasy draft boards, but Beast Mode should be considered at least a solid RB2 in 2017.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said he "would like to know" whether Marshawn Lynch will be with the team before the draft, according to Vic Tafur.
After premature reports of an agreement, it looks like both sides are taking a hard stance on a potential contract. Lynch shouldn't be expected to play for free, but it's probably fair to wonder how much he wants to play if, in fact, the holdup is because of money. As McKenzie indicated, this should be sorted out by the draft; the Raiders will probably want to take one of these running backs if Lynch isn't on the team.
Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders.
According to Mike Silver, Lynch has agreed to terms with the Raiders, but a trade now needs to be worked out with Seattle. It's very much expected to happen, and we'll update you if and when it becomes official.
UPDATE: Silver appears to have jumped the gun a bit. Lynch indicated that there is no agreement yet. It's still expected to happen, however.
The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade for Marshawn Lynch, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says the deal is contingent on a reworked contract for Lynch, but it sounds like this could get done pretty quickly, and as soon as today. Of course, things are never official until they're official, so we'll keep you updated when more news comes out.
Marshawn Lynch has begun the reinstatement process, according to Ed Werder.
It sounds more and more likely that Lynch will end up with the Raiders as we get closer to the draft, as Werder said that he is hoping to play for them--or "could team with Richard Sherman if [he is] traded". We expect Marshawn to end up with Oakland no matter if/where Sherman is traded, and he would be set up for success behind their powerful offensive line.
Marshawn Lynch "privately expressed" interest in playing for New England if things don't work out with Oakland, according to Jeff Howe.
Well it's not so private anymore. While Lynch would fit in as a power back in the Patriots offense, this doesn't seem very likely to happen. More than anything, this may indicate the Raiders and Lynch isn't a lock to happen.
Marshawn Lynch is the Raiders' building, according to Pat McAfee.
McAfee joins the fellow recent-retired Steve Smith as someone breaking some news before the insiders do. Lynch is from the area and could just be visiting, but there has been a lot of smoke about Marshawn joining the Raiders. The Seahawks still have Lynch's rights, but he could still come out of retirement and be either traded to the Raiders or released and free to sign with the Raiders. We'll see if anything comes of this.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter reports that a source believes "it will happen" between Lynch and the Raiders. According to multiple reports, Lynch was given permission by Seattle to visit Oakland, so this is an official visit and not just Lynch stopping by the building. It looks like there's a great chance Lynch becomes a Raider soon.
Pete Carroll says he has talked to Marshawn Lynch, but Lynch did not ask him to be taken off the retired/reserve list.
Who knows what's going on with Lynch? All reports have been that he wants to come back and play for the Raiders, but he didn't indicate to the Seahawks (who hold his rights) that he wants to un-retire. Lynch is quite the character, and his agent previously indicated that Lynch himself might not even know what he wants to do yet. Carroll also said Lynch is "somewhat entertaining" coming back to the league. Common sense says this would have to sort itself around draft time, so the Raiders know whether they need to draft a running back to help replace Latavius Murray.
On KNBR, Marshawn Lynch's agent Doug Hendrickson said that Lynch "does miss football."
Hendrickson said that he's not even sure about the rumors because he hasn't talked to him, and Lynch could end up saying that he wants to come back, but it "wouldn't shock" Hendrickson if Lynch says he doesn't know where the reports are coming from and he doesn't want to play. Hendrickson made it like Lynch himself might not even know what he wants to do now. One things that everyone reporting on this seems to agree on is it's Raiders or bust for Lynch.
Peter King: Marshawn Lynch "really wants to play for the Raiders."
King also says he hears the interest is mutual, as the Raiders want Lynch "at the right price." One would think with all this smoke, that Lynch will be playing for Oakland next season. We'll see what happens in the coming days/weeks.
Multiple reports: Lynch did not ask the Seahawks for his release.
This is opposite of the report from Jordan Schultz that said Lynch asked head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider for his release. By all accounts, Lynch was in the Seahawks building this week, but some are saying it was just to visit with his former bosses. This should sort itself out in the next week or so, especially because Adrian Peterson's decision may depend on what happens with Lynch and Oakland.
According to Jordan Schultz, Marshawn Lynch asked Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider for his release.
Schultz also says that Marshawn has been wearing Raiders gear around privately. It's really looking like Lynch wants to return and play for the Raiders. We'll see.
"Very good chance" that Lynch comes out of retirement, according to Pro Football Talk.
The Raiders and Marshawn suddenly seems destined to happen. Oakland needs a power back to pair with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington after Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings, and Lynch certainly fits the billing. If this ends up happening, Lynch would be at least an RB2 in fantasy despite sitting out for a year, as he'd be running behind arguably the best run blocking offensive line in the league. Expect the Raiders to go heavy defense in the draft this April after signing Cordarrelle Patterson, Jared Cook, and now potentially Marshawn Lynch if these rumors are true.
According to Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson, the Raiders are trying to get Marshawn Lynch to come out of retirement.
This is out of nowhere. Lynch retired after the 2015 season and seemed intent on staying retired, but he reportedly may consider coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Raiders (Lynch is from Oakland and went to college at Cal).The Seahawks would have to release or trade Lynch to the Raiders if they want him because Seattle still has his rights. If Lynch doesn't come out of retirement, this interest in him could translate to a signing of Adrian Peterson. The Raiders haven't been extremely active in free agency, but they did already bring in Cordarrelle Patterson and Jared Cooks as weapons on the offense for Derek Carr. They likely need another running back with the departure of Latavius Murray in free agency.