Oakland Raiders Sign Previously Retired Marshawn Lynch

A member of the American College of Surgeons, Jonathan Heard, MD, has over 25 years of professional experience and serves at the Oscar G. Johnson Veterans Administration Hospital in Iron Mountain, Michigan. An avid sports fan, Jonathan Heard, MD, counts the Oakland Raiders as his favorite National Football League (NFL) team.

After losing running back Latavius Murray to the Minnesota Vikings in free agency, the Raiders found a suitable replacement in Marshawn Lynch, a five-time Pro Bowl player who won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013. A former 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 NFL Draft, Lynch retired following the 2015 season, but opted to return to play for his hometown team. He signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Raiders.

Lynch was limited to just seven games due to injuries in 2015, but he was one of the league’s top running backs during his previous four seasons with the Seahawks. In 2014, he recorded 1,306 rushing yards and led the league with 13 rushing touchdowns and 17 total (he also had four receiving touchdowns). Throughout his 10-year career, Lynch has accumulated 9,112 rushing yards, 1,979 receiving yards, and 83 touchdowns.

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