Marshawn Lynch will only return to the Raiders, if he's coming back to the NFL. (Courtesy Dave Sizer/Flickr)

Marshawn Lynch visits Raiders, inches toward un-retiring

The Oakland Raiders need a powerful running back and, fortunately for them, the person who defines that for the modern generation considers the Silver and Black his hometown team.

And on Wednesday, according to former player-turned-Barstool Sports writer Pat McAfee, Marshawn Lynch visited the team’s facility in Alameda to discuss possibly coming out of retirement to run behind one of the best offensive lines in the league.

Lynch is still under contract with the Seattle Seahawks, who would either have to release or trade the running back to make a deal with the Raiders possible.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said on ESPN 710 on Wednesday that such a move wouldn’t be difficult due to his relationship with Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie. The two executives previously worked together in Green Bay.

More importantly, Schneider said Lynch would only return to play for the Raiders.

“Marshawn’s trying to figure things out. The Raiders are trying to figure things out,” Schneider said.

NFL.com reported Wednesday that Lynch does want to end his retirement to play in Oakland, but that a deal is far from imminent.

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