It’s the happiest of Reggie Fridays as Marshawn Lynch has agreed to terms with the Raiders according to Mike Silver.
Correction: Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders have agreed to terms. Trade with Seahawks still needs to be completed. @nflnetwork (stay tuned)— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) April 14, 2017
No details yet on the structure of the deal as of yet but as of Thursday it was expected to be a short deal (probably one year), heavily laced with incentives.
Lynch hinted at a deal having been reached when he tweeted this out Thursday night:
I'm Thankfull!!!! Yes Lawd!!!!— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 14, 2017
To which former teammate Matt Hasselbeck responded with “Welcome back kid!”
As of now, this deal cannot be official until the Seahawks either release Lynch or trade his rights to the Raiders, which they reportedly working on.
Any trade is expected to go smoothly due to the strong relationship between Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie and Seahawks GM John Schneider.
No telling yet what the compensation will be, but it isn’t expected to be much more than perhaps a 7th round pick in this year’s draft or a low conditional pick in 2018.
Update: Several reports are now coming out, which sound as if they are coming from Lynch’s agent, saying a deal has not yet been agreed to between the Raiders and Lynch. Though there is optimism a deal will be reached soon. So, it appears the gun was jumped a little bit. We will update the story as it develops.
Updat: This tweet from Marshawn Lynch says it all:
If u kno me you kno my business is my business and if u don't kno me that's a fun fact for ya... when shit get REAL I'll let you kno!!!!— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) April 14, 2017