Once the Raiders and Lynch have reached an agreement on a contract, Oakland will contact the Seahawks and begin the process of negotiating a trade.
- Rapoport notes that a retired player can be traded even though he has yet to be reinstated by the NFL.
- The Seahawks gave Lynch and his agents permission to speak to the Raiders about a reworked contract. If they can reach an agreement on a new deal, then trade talks can begin from there, according to Rapoport.
- Pro Football Talk reports that Lynch has yet to submit any paperwork to the NFL.
Lynch visited with the Raiders a few weeks ago and reportedly told them that he intends to play in 2017.
Lynch, 29, has two years remaining on his three-year, $31 million contract that included $12 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $9 million and $7 million over the final two years of the agreement.
During his career, Lynch rushed for 9,112 yards rushing on 2,144 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 252 receptions for 1,979 yards receiving and 83 total touchdowns for the Seahawks and Bills.