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Lynch, an Oakland local who played at Cal, went to the Raiders on April 5. Bandits mentor Jack Del Rio said the meeting was “a piece of the procedure” of becoming more acquainted with the player, and in the event that he would fit with the group.
“I’ve been comfortable with Marshawn in the past however [the meeting was] simply some portion of the procedure and doing our due steadiness, seeing where he is and discussing desires here and how they coordinate and things like that,” Del Rio said.
Did Del Rio leave far from the meeting persuaded Lynch needs to play football in the wake of being resigned in 2016?
“Each sign I got was that he was eager to play for the Oakland Raiders,” Del Rio said.
Still, there is the issue of Lynch’s rights as yet being possessed by the Seahawks and Lynch, should he be procured by Oakland, consenting to a greater amount of a motivator based contract since his ebb and flow bargain has him due a compensation top number of $9 million in 2017 and a base pay of $7 million in 2018.
The Raiders as of now have an expected $32.1 million in compensation top space and just two running backs on the list in 5-foot-8 forceful parasites DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.
“Like I stated, I might want to have an answer [before the draft], yet it won’t be the end all,” McKenzie said. “In the event that it’s a decent back that we like, and we’re not going to make a special effort to simply get a specific huge back … we like the youthful backs we have and on the off chance that we can include another back, we will.
“We’re attempting to get some more effect players and if it’s Marshawn, if it’s whoever, will do it.”
McKenzie additionally said suspended outside linebacker Aldon Smith doesn’t matter to the Raiders’ board, either.
“Our manner of thinking is simply on the draft; we’re not considering Aldon now,” McKenzie said. “He’s still on the suspension list so we’re not considering him now.”