Players react on social media to Marshawn Lynch's NFL return ESPN logo
Thursday, April 27, 2017

After a two-year sabbatical from the football field,Marshawn Lynchis returning to the NFL with theRaiders, as theSeattle Seahawkson Wednesdayagreed on a trade to send Lynch to Oakland.

In other words, Beast Mode is back. And of course, the NFL community has something to say about it.

His new franchise and future teammates were in full throttle with tweets about their excitement, starting with quarterbackDerek Carr.

Green Bay Packerssignal-callerAaron Rodgers, Lynch's former college teammate atCal, expressed his enthusiasm for Lynch with some playful banter included.

Other personalities from around the league chimed in with their thoughts.

Lynch last played in the league in 2015, posting 417 yards and three touchdowns for the Seahawks.Lynch played in just seven regular season and two postseason games in his final year with Seattle, after struggling with a hamstring injury and then a sports hernia. Prior to his 2015 campaign, Lynch ran for at least 1,200 yards in four straight seasons, landing the nickname Beast Mode in the process.

-- Courtney Schellin