Report: Marshawn Lynch planning to retire
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Marshawn Lynch is reportedly ready to hang up his cleats again, two seasons after the veteran tailback returned from his first retirement to join his hometown Oakland Raiders, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lynch "plans to move on to the next phase of his life," Schefter adds.

He signed a two-year, $9-million deal with Oakland in 2017 and, after playing out that contract, was allowed the offseason to determine his future. Head coach Jon Gruden expressed a desire to bring Lynch back for the 2019 campaign but knew nothing of the player's intentions.

The power back played in six games last season, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and totaling three touchdowns before a groin injury put him on the shelf for the remainder of the season.

The man affectionately known as "Beast Mode" began his career with the Buffalo Bills before a 2010 trade to the Seattle Seahawks. He helped the team win a Super Bowl in 2013 and return to the title game the following season.

The 11-year vet turned 33 years old on Monday.

Without Lynch in the fold, the Raiders' backfield is led by Isaiah Crowell, Jalen Richard, and DeAndre Washington. It's a position the team is likely to target in the draft, which begins on Thursday. Oakland owns three first-round picks.

Report: Marshawn Lynch planning to retire
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