Last week, the NFL free agency rumor mill began to surround the retired Marshawn Lynch and rumors that he was thinking of coming out of retirement to possibly play for his hometown Oakland Raiders. While no one bought into it because no one who knew Lynch had said anything, that has now changed. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that Lynch dropped by 10 days ago and said he is considering an NFL return.

Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks

While Marshawn Lynch is considering an NFL return, there is little chance that he rejoins Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks.

The Seahawks just signed former Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy to a new deal to join Thomas Rawls as running backs for Seattle. When Marshawn retired, his contract was frozen but as soon as he comes back to play his contract becomes active again. The Seahawks can't really afford to add that money back on with other running backs guaranteed contracts as well. That means that, if he comes back, Seattle has to find room under the salary cap for him or release him. While Pete Carroll said that Lynch is entertaining the thought of an NFL return, only Marshawn can tell reporters for sure and Carroll joked there is no way that happens. He also said that Lynch is retired when asked if he could return to Seattle, which means the Oakland Raiders might be the only hope.

Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders

The only reason that Marshawn Lynch was considering coming out of retirement was because he could have the chance to play for his hometown team of the Oakland Raiders. However, that might be spoiled now that the Raiders have announced they are moving to Las Vegas. While the Raiders will play in Oakland the next two years, the city announced they would rather the Raiders not stick around at all, saying the city would be better off if the Raiders just left now. With so many hard feelings between the Raiders and the hometown of Marshawn Lynch, that might affect his desire to play for the Raiders.