Lynch is putting real consideration into whether he'll come out of retirement and join the Raiders, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Lynch officially retired last May with two years remaining on his contract with the Seahawks, so if he indeed files for reinstatement, Seattle would own his rights upon his return. However, with Thomas Rawls, C.J. Prosise (shoulder), and now Eddie Lacy (ankle) around, the Seahawks have clearly moved on from Lynch, who would reportedly only come back to play for his hometown Raiders anyway. While Lynch would need to be traded or released by Seattle to punch his ticket to Oakland, it sounds like suiting up in 2017 is real possibility. Although the Raiders boast a pair of exciting second-year tailbacks in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, the experienced Lynch would add a power-running option in the wake of Latavius Murray's departure this offseason.

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