The Oakland Raiders contain attacked the wide receiver market in free agency, snagging Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams and J.J. Nelson in the principle week of the novel league yr.
When it involves the running aid jam, alternatively, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday on the Annual League Meeting that he’s soundless ready on the return of their starting runner from final season, Marshawn Lynch.
“The door will frequently be initiate for Marshawn,” Gruden told journalists on the NFL Coaches Breakfast.
That door also can stay ajar till deep into April.
“We contain now a huge anticipate at running aid,” Raiders traditional supervisor Mike Mayock said Monday, per The Athletic. “Every parties must await the draft and search what occurs there.”
Lynch, who has not committed to taking half in in 2019, is on the 2nd a free agent. The 32-yr-frequent bruiser came out of his one-yr retirement in 2017 to play for the Raiders in his place of origin of Oakland.
In two seasons with the club, Lynch totaled 1,502 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns on 332 touches. Beast Mode missed 10 video games final season with a groin nervousness.
With the team’s location jam up in the air because the 2018 season closed, it became unclear Lynch would return to the club or football fully. In varied words, if the Raiders moved out of Oakland, Beast Mode would not dash along with them.
Nonetheless the Raiders contain now been accredited by the Coliseum Authority, the city of Oakland and the NFL to stay in the Coliseum on a one-yr hire in 2019 with an possibility for 2020.
If Lynch needs to help taking half in football in Oakland, the Raiders will take him. Without Lynch, Oakland’s RB room contains Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren.