Marshawn Lynch's Seattle deal would pay him $9 mi in 2017. Raiders want to pay him 1/3 that while Lynch is balking at taking less than half.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) April 21, 2017
Tafur adds that incentives could help bring the two sides closer together. But right now, the Raiders want to pay him $3 million and Lynch wants closer to $5 million. That's a significant different for what could be just a one-year deal.
General Manager Reggie McKenize also appeared to confirm the report that the Raiders have a draft deadline for Lynch.
"At some point, you would like to know," McKenzie said. "Prior to the draft is that point."
A Day 3 pick likely wouldn't preclude the Raiders from adding Lynch. But spending one on the first two days might result in the Raiders passing on Beast Mode. If/when the Raiders agree to a deal with Lynch, Oakland would still need to work out a trade with the Seahawks. That's expected to be less of an issue than getting a deal done.Back to the Oakland Raiders Newsfeed