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Seahawks, Raiders agree to Marshawn Lynch trade terms

Beast Mode’s headed home.

The Seattle Seahawks are set to trade Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday morning that Lynch and the Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract (Adam Schefter is reporting it’s a two-year deal), and the Seahawks and Raiders have agreed on trade terms. The teams will exchange late round draft picks in 2018.

The contract terms are unknown at this time, but it is likely similar to the deal Adrian Peterson is getting from the New Orleans Saints. Peterson agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal, with incentives that could bring it up to $8.25 million. It’s a good bet Lynch’s deal is somewhere around $3.5 million.

Even not being a Raiders fan, I find it pretty cool to see Lynch closing out his career for his hometown team. In Lynch’s final year of playing in Seattle, he missed nine games due to injury, and averaged 3.8 yards per carry. It was the second lowest ypc of his career. I don’t expect a huge resurgence in Oakland, but Lynch provides some solid depth to a unit that lost Latavius Murray to free agency.

The deal will be official once Lynch passes a physical. He is currently in Haiti with Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, touring the country to help build schools and houses. Rapoport reported that Lynch is expected to return to Oakland on Wednesday to complete his physical.