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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting the Seahawks cleared Lynch's Wednesday visit to the Raiders.

Marshawn Lynch already has some strong allies on the Oakland Raiders - including the team's best lineman, Donald Penn, who tells TMZ Sports he's all about bringing Beast Mode to the squad. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the visit wasn't announced by the team. If Oakland wants him, they may have to send something back - a good deal in Seattle since the Seahawks thought they weren't going to see him again anyway, and now they could get some return. A trade would need to be worked out between the two teams and the Raiders have money to spend, but they don't want to break the bank.

Lynch was one of the NFL's top running backs and most popular players for nine seasons.

The Oakland Raiders lost their starting running back Latavius Murray to the Vikings in free agency, but they might have their sights set on a very capable replacement. "Marshawn is trying to figure things out, the Raiders are trying to figure things out".

Marshawn, who turns 31 later this month, retired after the 2015 season in which he missed 10 games, including the playoffs, due to an abdominal injury.

For one NFL season, the world was without "Beast Mode" as Marshawn Lynch officially retired from the Seattle Seahawks and the league previous year.

"I think it's one that will go in a smooth manner because of our relationship", Schneider told the station.

That said, Lynch remains on the reserve/retired list. The 2016 season ended in major disappointment for Oakland, so they could be looking at Lynch to help rectify that.

Lynch's final National Football League season was plagued by injuries.

The most common thing I hear when I talk to Raider fans about the Raiders movie to Las Vegas is that AL Davis would be turning in his grave right about now.