Raiders Reinstate RB Marshawn Lynch, Waive RB Elijah Hood

The Oakland Raiders officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch on Monday and placed RB Elijah Hood on waivers.

Lynch finished serving his one-game suspension for contacting an official, so this move was expected.

Lynch, 30, signed a two-year contract with the Raiders that is worth $9 million and can max out at $16.5 million by reaching incentives after being traded from the Seahawks last offseason for a 2018 fifth-round selection.

So far this season, Lynch has appeared in seven games and rushed for 266 yards on 72 carries (3.7 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with four receptions for 38 yards.

Hood, 21, was taken in the seventh round of this year’s NFL draft by the Raiders. Unfortunately, he was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and was later signed to the practice squad a few days later.

The Raiders promoted Hood to their active roster last week.

During his college career at UNC, Hood rushed for 2,580 yards on 430 carries (6 YPC) to go along with 40 receptions for 211 yards receiving and 29 total touchdowns over the course of 33 games.

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