Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says running back Marshawn Lynch is shaping up to be a smart move for the team as they prepare for the 2017 season.
“He’s been great,” McKenzie said Thursday in an interview on 95.7 The Game, per the Mercury News. “He’s been great in meetings. He’s been great on the field. He looks to be going very well as far as his progress physically on the field. So he’s doing quite nicely and we think he’s going to be a really good help on the field… But even that, off the field, he’s been great with the team. He’s meshed very well. He’s already well-entrenched as being one of the guys, so it’s going very well with him amongst the team.”
“I had no setbacks thinking that he was not going to be able to get here,” he added. “My communication with Seattle was great and the communication with Marshawn’s people, everyone indicated that he wanted to play and that’s all we needed to know. The fact that he wanted to be a Raider, that was just icing on the cake. We went through all the different processes of it and we got it done at the end. We got it done and he’s excited and so are we.”