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The Return of Marshawn Lynch

The last time the world saw Marshawn Lynch on a football field, he was tackled by Dont’a Hightower at the one-yard line in Glendale, AZ. Two plays later, Lynch’s team had lost possession, following perhaps the most memorable sports play New England has ever seen. One would think Lynch would be anxious to get his revenge. However, the following season, hampered by chronic back injuries, Lynch decided to hang up his cleats. Since his retirement, Lynch has found time to both build homes in Haiti and do community service for kids in his hometown, Oakland. Following the departure of Latavius Murray, the Oakland Raiders have reportedly inquired as to the availability of the bludgeoning hometown hero, but it is not yet known whether the Seahawks, who still own Lynch’s contract rights, will agree to a trade. Talks between Lynch, the Seahawks, and the Raiders have recently stalled, but the looming NFL draft will likely reignite conversation. In addition, the Raiders plan on moving to Las Vegas for the 2019 season. However, the location change is unlikely to affect Lynch’s upcoming decisions, as he will probably not remain in the NFL for more than a year. Finally, Lynch, an infamous media rebel, has yet to make any public comments about the situation, but reportedly remains interested in his hometown team.

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