Don’t fret, Raiders fans. Marshawn Lynch is in Florida. With the team. He strolled into the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota on Tuesday night after missing Oakland’s walkthrough at IMG Academy earlier in the day. He was on the field Wednesday afternoon when the Raiders amped up preparations for Sunday night’s game in Miami. Jack Del Rio wants a more physical team to emerge in the second half of the season. The word “physical” might not associate with any player better than No. 24. While his numbers haven’t stood out this season, maybe a week off is what Lynch needed for a fresh start. It’s what the Raiders (3-5) view the second half of the season as, and they’re glad to have their workhorse back ahead of a much-needed game against the Dolphins (4-3). “Having a teammate come back, whether they were injured or suspended, whatever it was, whenever they’re away you miss ‘em,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said. “Getting him back, obviously everyone was excited to see him. Running up, seeing him, ‘How’s it going?’ and all those things.”
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