Report: Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch to retire for 2nd time


Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch smiles during NFL football practice. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Beast Mode is over, again.

Five-time pro-bowler and Super Bowl-winning running back Marshawn Lynch is set to retire for the second time, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported early Wednesday.

The 33-year-old called it quits after the 2016 season, but returned the next year to play two seasons for his hometown Oakland Raiders.

Lynch was drafted with the 12th pick in the 2007 draft by the Buffalo Bills, and accrued 10,379 yards on the ground and 84 rushing touchdowns across 11 seasons.

He spent nearly half his career with the Seattle Seahawks, winning Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos.


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