The Oakland Raiders had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last season


The Oakland Raiders made a splash Wednesday in the social media world after news broke the team had acquired five-time Pro Bowl running back . Players from across the sports universe took to Twitter to share their thoughts upon hearing the news.

When news broke the Oakland Raiders had acquired running back Marshawn Lynch, The universe went into a frenzy. Now, two weeks removed from the significant day, people are still buzzing, including former Silver and Black legend Charles Woodson. Thursday afternoon, the former Raiders defensive back posted a photo to his Instagram account, expressing his excitement for Lynch to join the team. The Raiders have a rich tradition of players wearing No. 24, and Lynch will now be the next in line when he takes the field for the Silver and Black this season.

The former Super Bowl Champion hasn’t played a meaningful snap of football since the Seattle Seahawks fell to the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round of the 2015 playoffs, but at 5’11 and 215 pounds – and healthy as can be to boot – the man with a well-known sweet tooth will look to provide another dynamic weapon for the Raiders offense in 2017.

After several weeks of rumors, Oakland-native Marshawn Lynch is officially coming out of his one year retirement to play for his hometown team, the Oakland Raiders jersey cheap. Wednesday afternoon, the Silver and Black acquired the five-time Pro Bowl running back, adding one of the most physical players to ever play the position in the process.

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The Oakland Raiders have acquired RB Marshawn Lynch via a trade with the Seattle Seahawks, the club announced Wednesday. As part of the trade terms, the Raiders will receive Lynch and a sixth-round draft choice in 2018 in exchange for Oakland’s fifth-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.

After nearly four months on the shelf, defensive end . took the next step in his recovery process Monday afternoon, returning to practice for the first time since injuring his hip during the team’s preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals.Nike Raiders #92 Richard Seymour Grey Shadow Men's Stitched NFL Elite Jersey

The Oakland Raiders had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last season, and it only got better with the recent addition of running back Marshawn Lynch. The team added to its running back corps once again in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting University of North Carolina running back Elijah Hood.

After months of discussion and speculation regarding the health of his neck, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. returned to the practice field Tuesday, participating in the entirety of the first day of Raiders’ Minicamp. “It felt great to back with the team out there working with the guys, and ready for the next day,” said Edwards after practice.

Before getting injured towards the end of last season, Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. flashed his talent and indicated that he could be a well-rounded player in the NFL. The Florida State-product appeared in 14 games during his rookie season, becoming an integral part of the defensive rotation as the season wore on. Edwards is receiving a lot of positive recognition, along with several other Raiders, and could be a breakout candidate for the 2016 season.

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Lost in Sunday’s 30-14 defeat at the hands of the Minnesota Vikings at Coliseum, was the performance of rookie defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. In a game that wasn’t busting at the seams with positives, the Florida State-product provided one, filling up the defensive stat sheet with his team-leading 11 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss and 2 quarterback hits.

Mario Edwards Jr admitted to having some rookie jitters the first time he put on an NFL uniform just over two weeks ago, but that wasn’t the case Sunday night at Coliseum.

“I think my first game I was just nervous,” Edwards said postgame. “Even though I played on big stages at Florida State it was just realizing, ‘woah, I’m in the NFL,’ so I was a little shaky and nervous the first game. Once I started playing, I realized that I could do it, otherwise they wouldn’t have drafted me if they didn’t see anything.”
The Raiders and General Manager Reggie McKenzie saw enough in Williams to invest a high draft selection in him, No. 35 overall to be exact, and envisioned him as another piece in a young, defensive nucleus that would be able to get to the quarterback.

His newfound confidence and comfort certainly paid dividends for the rookie defensive end, as he tallied 2 total sacks and was a constant disruptive force around the quartet of Cardinals quarterbacks during the Raiders third preseason game.