UPDATE (12:30pm) -- The Raiders acquired Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks, the team announced.
Running back is no longer a pressing Raiders need. They eliminated it just before this NFL draft by acquiring a good one for the team, a great one for the East Bay Raiders fan base.
Marshawn Lynch is going to wear Silver and Black.
The powerful running back and proud Oakland native has agreed to terms on a contract with the Raiders, a league source with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Wednesday morning.
The Raiders have also acquired his rights from Seattle in trade. They'll give their 2018 fifth-round pick in exchange for Lynch and the Seahawks' 2018 sixth-round pick.
Lynch was at Raiders complex Wednesday to take a physical that formality and sign a contract that made everything official.
The news was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo before dawn Wednesday morning.
NFL Network reports Lynch agreed to a two-year contract worth $9 million in base salary, with incentives that could reach $16.5 million. He can earn $2 million in 2017 if he reaches 1,000 yards, which one of several incentives.
The Oakland Tech High grad and Cal alum retired from NFL football after the 2015 season, but wanted to return after a year away from the game. The 31-year old only wanted to come back for his hometown team, and got his wish after prolonged contract talks.
Raiders players were overjoyed at the news before that, including quarterback Derek Carr.
Former Seahawks teammate Bruce Irvin, who has been championing the Lynch-to-Oakland cause for weeks now, was thrilled to see Lynch join the squad.
Woke up feeling like it was Christmas 😬😬😬— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 26, 2017
Lynch won't be a Las Vegas Raider. His contract runs through the 2018 season. The Raiders plan to play in the Bay Area until their new Las Vegas stadium is complete in 2020. They have lease options to play at Oakland Colsieum through the 2018 season.