Report: Lynch 'really wants' to play for Raiders

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Marshawn Lynch's rumored interest in coming out of retirement to play for his hometown Oakland Raiders is very real, a source told The MMQB's Peter King.

“He (Lynch) really wants to play for the Raiders," King was told. "He also wants to do good things for his foundation in the area. This is a great chance to accomplish both things."

Lynch hasn't played since announcing his retirement on Twitter during Super Bowl 50 in early 2016.

Should Lynch want to play for the Raiders this season, there are a few major hurdles he'll have to clear. First, he will have to file paperwork to come out of retirement. Then, his rights will revert to the Seattle Seahawks, including salaries owed of $9 million in 2017 and $10 million in 2018.

The Seahawks would have to decide whether to keep Lynch, cut him, or try to trade him.

The Raiders are rumored to want to acquire Lynch, with punter Marquette King openly campaigning for Lynch to come to the team.