CHANDLER, AZ - JANUARY 28:  Running back Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks during a Super Bowl XLIX media availability at the Arizona Grand Hotel on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Raiders fans are praying to the football gods for a Marshawn Lynch return with the Oakland Raiders. Last week, rumors made its way around the league that the Oakland Raiders were interested in signing Oakland's own Marshawn Lynch. Lynch, who wears Oakland on his chest literally, retired last season and has since spent much of his time doing humanitarian work around the world, and even assisting the Cal football program. 

Now, new reports are stating Marshawn Lynch is willing to return to the NFL, yet only for the Oakland Raiders! 

Via Bleacherreport

Per Peter King of The MMQB, Lynch "really wants to play for the Raiders. He also wants to do good things for his foundation in the area. This is a great chance to accomplish both things.”

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported a source said Lynch coming out of retirement is "realer than it's ever been" and that for Lynch, it's "Raiders or bust."

ESPN's Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson reported on March 17 the Raiders are "strongly considering" acquiring Lynch.

The Seattle Seahawks still hold Lynch's rights since he retired with two years left on his contract. The Raiders would either have to trade for the five-time Pro Bowler or wait to see if the Seahawks choose to release him.

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