Report: Marshawn Lynch agrees to terms with the Oakland Raiders

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 22:  Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up during pregame warm ups prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL football game at Levi's Stadium on October 22, 2015 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Marshawn Lynch is one step closer to making his return to the NFL, and it’s with his hometown team.

NFL Network first reported Lynch had agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders.

A trade would still need to be worked out between the Seahawks and Raiders, but coming to a reported contract agreement is a big step in the process. The two teams figure to be able to work out a deal, which will clear the path for him to join the Raiders.

However, subsequent reports indicated the Raiders and Lynch still were negotiating, with Lynch’s agent reportedly saying no deal is in place.

Lynch tweeted about the reports on Friday afternoon:

 “If you kno me you kno my business is my business and if you don’t know me that’s a fun fact for ya … when [expletive] get REAL I’ll let you kno!!!”

Lynch last played in the NFL in 2015, when he started just seven games. He battled a hamstring injury and sports hernia that year, which limited his production to only 417 yards on 111 carries.

He would fill a need at running back with Latavius Murray gone, but it remains to be seen how effective he could be as the starter. After all, he hasn’t played a snap in more than a year.