Lynch decided on comeback after Raiders announced move

Marshawn Lynch: Raiders' Las Vegas move ended retirement

Marshawn Lynch decided to return when he found out Raiders were leaving Oakland

Lynch said the Raiders impending move to Las Vegas inspired him to comeback to play.

"Marshawn Lynch said coming back and playing in Oakland was in part because he knows the kids in Oakland will be losing the Raiders", NFL Network's James Palmer wrote on Twitter during Lynch's press conference.

There were football reasons for the Raiders to pursue Lynch, who is expected to replace Latavius Murray as Oakland's lead running back in one of the NFL's most dynamic offenses.

Throughout his career Lynch spent offseasons giving back to his hometown and said Tuesday playing in Oakland, which will host the Seahawks in the final preseason game, will allow him more time to perform the same type of community service year-round.

Of course, the Raiders won't head to Vegas until 2020 and Lynch will be 34 at the time.

"Every home game I get to come to, I'm probably going to be riding with the whole town". "It ain't like I'm saying, 'I'm coming to y'all's city and riding with y'all.' This, actually, I'm born and bred, raised. running down those alleyways, I really did that right here".

"I got a whole Oakland behind me", Lynch continued.

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Marshawn Lynch spoke to Bay Area reporters Tuesday for the first time since his April signing. So beside the billboards and all that, I really just get out with the people The billboards are for the commercial people, but when you get outside and you walk in the cracks, you get to find out what's real.

Lynch said he feels the support of the city and its residents.

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The Cavs were in a similar spot a year ago, when they were blown out in Games 1 and 2 by a combined 48 points before they returned home and won Game 3 and then rallied from a 3-1 deficit to their first title.

Lynch was perhaps the best in the league before he retired.

He averaged 3.8 yards per carry in his limited action in 2015 before retiring.

The all-pro running back who played six seasons with the Seahawks and helped them win a Super Bowl, is almost as famous for his tight lips as he is for his bruising running style.

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