Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio noted the Seattle Seahawks still own Lynch's contract rights, so any team interested in the five-time Pro Bowler could have to send compensation to the Seahawks in order to sign him.
Lynch could be another option for New England should a new deal for LeGarrette Blount fail to surface. CSN New England's Mike Giardi reported the Patriots and Blount have mutual interest in finalizing a new contract but that the two sides have yet to come to terms on an agreement.
Should Lynch return to the league following his retirement after the 2015 season, the Raiders would likely be his next destination.
Like the Patriots, the Raiders have an obvious need for a starting running back after Latavius Murray signed with the Minnesota Vikings, and Oakland will have an emotional pull for Lynch, a native of the city.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported last Wednesday that Lynch had a meeting with the Raiders and that head coach Jack Del Rio could be the final hurdle in contract discussions. Should Del Rio approve of the signing, Rapoport tweeted "dominoes fall."
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