Marshawn Lynch is reportedly one step closer to making his comeback to the NFL.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Seattle Seahawks gave Beast Mode permission to visit the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday (April 5) and after meeting with the team’s officials, he reportedly plans to un-retire.
Lynch’s desire to join his hometown team in the Bay Area is the first stage of the process. The running back’s contract is still held by the Seahawks, who would have to release him or work out a trade.
During a recent appearance on Seattle’s KIRO-AM, Seahawks general manager John Schneider reportedly said moving Lynch to Oakland would go “in a smooth manner,” due to his relationship with Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie.
John Schneider says on @710Seattle move of Lynch to Raiders would go “in a smooth manner” cuz of relationship with Reggie McKenzie.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) April 5, 2017
Beast Mode’s connection to Oakland is deep, so it’s understandable why the 30-year-old running back would want play for the Raiders.