According to ESPN's Adam Schefter the deal "eventually will happen".
On Wednesday another rumor about a retired star coming back cropped up, and not for the first time either, as former running back Marshawn Lynch was spotted visiting with the for now Oakland Raiders.
"I have a pal from Oakland who just told me that Beast Mode is officially in the Raiders practice facility chatting with team officials", McAfee wrote. The Raiders are in the market for a power back after letting Latavius Murray walk in free agency and sign with the Vikings.
If Lynch tried to force the Seahawks into releasing him he might be able to do so simply by un-retiring and reporting for work.
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Lynch, who turns 31 later this month, announced his retirement from professional football on February 7, 2016. Lynch's last full season was 2014, where he gained 1,306 yards rushing on 4.7 yards per carry, leading many to believe that Lynch is still capable of being a productive National Football League back. He may be a high-upside second option if the Raiders draft another running back or believe in last year's backups DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.
The caveat to the pairing would be Lynch's ability to remain healthy after taking a year away from the NFL.
John Schneider says on @710Seattle move of Lynch to Raiders would go "in a smooth manner" cuz of relationship with Reggie McKenzie.
Derek Carr was easily one of the top MVP candidates last season before going out due to injury and the Raiders have one of the strongest offensive lines in the entire NFL. And if he does bounce back, I'd be happy not having to see the 49ers play him twice a year this fall.