Report: RB Marshawn Lynch visits Oakland, deal could be near

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Marshawn Lynch is from Oakland, frequently flew from Seattle to Oakland when he was a member of the Seahawks and has called Oakland his home since he retired just over a year ago. So, it wasn’t a long drive or bike ride for Lynch when he reportedly visited the Raiders on Wednesday.

NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport and ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed McAfee’s report. According to Rapoport, the Seahawks OK’d Lynch’s visit. Schefter added that a source told him, “it will happen.” Jack Del Rio just needs to sign off, per Rapoport:

"On Marshawn Lynch: My understanding is that meeting with Jack Del Rio is the final hurdle. If the #Raiders coach signs off, dominoes fall."

Fantasy Impact: 

Lynch would still be under contract with the Seahawks, who have moved on to Eddie Lacy, if he comes out of retirement. So he would need the Seahawks to either release him or trade him to Oakland. A release appears to be the likelier of the two options, according to the story. Lynch, 30, would replace Latavius Murray as Oakland's lead back should the deal go through.

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