While the Raiders' salary cap situation from last offseason should be significantly improved this coming offseason, general manager Reggie McKenzie will still have many roster decisions to make in his second offseason at the helm as 25 players are facing some form of free agency, including 10 current starters.
Following then, courtesy of the Raiders, a list of players currently on their roster facing different levels of free agency this offseason:
Players eligible for unrestricted free agency (17)
*RT Khalif Barnes
DT Desmond Bryant
*LG Cooper Carlisle
DE Andre Carter
*MLB Omar Gaither
*FS Matt Giordano
RB Mike Goodson
WR Derek Hagan
CB Joselio Hanson
*P Shane Lechler
QB Matt Leinart
S Mike Mitchell
*TE Brandon Myers
*DT Richard Seymour
*DE Matt Shaughnessy
CB Shawntae Spencer
*SLB Philip Wheeler
Players eligible for restricted free agency (1)
*CB Phillip Adams
Exclusive-rights free agents (7)
LB Kaelin Burnett
WR Duke Calhoun
CB Coye Francies
T Zach Hurd
C/G Alex Parsons
CB Brandian Ross
RB Jeremy Stewart
* Current starter
Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.
"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.
Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August.
"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.
Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.
Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.
The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:
"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."
No additional information is known at this time.