Marshawn Lynch: Raiders' Las Vegas move inspired comeback

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News of the Oakland Raiders’ impending relocation to Las Vegas is what inspired Marshawn Lynch to come out of retirement and sign with his hometown team, the running back said Tuesday.

In his first news conference since he was acquired by the team in an April trade and agreed to a restructured contract, Lynch said he wants children currently growing up in Oakland to be able to see a home-grown football star play for the Raiders before the team is gone. The Raiders will play at least two more seasons in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas.

“With me being from here and continuing to be here, it gives them an opportunity to see someone who actually did it, who is from where they’re from, someone they probably idolized,” Lynch said.

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