Raiders Place RB Marshawn Lynch On Injured Reserve


The Oakland Raiders announced Monday that they’ve placed RB Marshawn Lynch on injured reserve.

Lynch was expected to be out at least a month after an MRI revealed the extent of his groin injury and being placed on injured reserve was considered a “strong possibility” so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.

This opens the door for Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to handle the carries for the Raiders moving forward.

Lynch, 32, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2007. He played three seasons in Buffalo before he was traded to the Seahawks.

Lynch decided to retire after six years with the Seahawks, but later came out of retirement last year and was traded to the Raiders. He’s currently in the final year of his contract and set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2018 season.

Lynch will be an unrestricted free agent next year.

In 2018, Lynch has appeared in six games for the Raiders and rushed for 376 yards on 90 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 84 yards receiving and three total touchdowns.

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