Sport Raiders GM wants to know Marshawn Lynch’s decision before the NFL Draft

22:30  21 april  2017
22:30  21 april  2017 Source:   FOXSports

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  Raiders GM wants to know Marshawn Lynch’s decision before the NFL Draft © Joe Nicholson

The Oakland Raiders have a gaping hole at running back after letting Latavius Murray walk in free agency. Marshawn Lynch has been linked to his hometown team for some time and appeared to be on track to signing a contract with them last week, but nothing has come to fruition since that point.

Now, the Raiders are left with nothing to do but wait. If Lynch wants to play for the Raiders this season, he’ll have to make a decision soon – like, in the next week.

General manager Reggie McKenzie is seemingly setting a deadline for the draft, which kicks off on April 27.

“At some point, you’d like to know,” McKenzie said Friday, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Prior to the draft is that point.”

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Lynch appears to be on board with playing in Oakland this season, but he has to agree to terms of a contract before any wheels are set in motion. After that, the Raiders have to work a trade out with the Seahawks in order to add him to the active roster.

Neither of those things have happened yet despite Lynch showing interest in returning to the NFL. Head coach Jack Del Rio said “every indication he was excited to play for the Oakland Raiders.”

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with the always-mysterious Lynch while the Raiders do the same. If he doesn’t commit to returning, they could look at a running back early in the draft.

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Marshawn Lynch to wear No. 24 with Raiders — with Charles Woodson's blessing .
Marshawn Lynch will be rocking his familiar No. 24 when he suits up for the Raiders in the fall. The former Seahawks running back even got the blessing of Raiders great Charles Woodson, according to Lynch's mother.Marshawn Lynch officially will wear No. 24 with the Raiders. Charles Woodson approved the jersey assignment, Lynch's mother told @957thegame— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) April 26, 2017 © (Getty Images) Marshawn Lynch Woodson donned the No. 24 jersey during both his stints with the Raiders for a collective 11 seasons until he retired in 2015.

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