Marshawn Lynch gave it his best shot. He pleaded his case along with Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters to get his 1-game suspended lifted, but it was to no avail. Appeals officer James Thrash has ruled the suspension will stand and Lynch will not play against his former team in Buffalo Sunday.
He will once again be replaced by the combo of Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington along with fullback Jamize Olawale.
Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of the team’s week 7 game against the Chiefs for leaving the bench and making contact with an official.
The 10-year veteran running back started his career in Buffalo. He was the Bills’ selection at 12 overall in the 2007 draft out of Cal. He surpassed 1000 yards in each of his first two seasons, making the Pro Bowl in his second season. Four games into his third NFL season, he was traded to Seattle where he would make four straight Pro Bowls and help lead the Seahawks to two Super Bowls.
He came out of retirement and was traded to the Raiders this offseason. He currently has 266 yards and 2 touchdowns on 72 carries (3.7 ypc).
Lynch should travel with the team because they will remain on the East Coast through the week to play in Miami the following week.