Russell Westbrook and James Harden cut off all communication with each other during playoff series

Russell Westbrook and James Harden are known as close friends off the court and have been for many years. During All-Star weekend when the silence between Kevin Durant and Westbrook was deafening, Harden stayed by Westbrook’s side. So what do you know, the two MVP candidates/friends are facing off in the first round of the playoffs, but this time they won’t be speaking until it’s over. Not on the court, not off the court, not even a text message.

If the Seahawks and Raiders work out a trade for Lynch, Lynch doesn’t have to file a letter with the NFL asking to be reinstated. It also would mean that the Seahawks can’t try to recoup the bonus money paid out to Lynch.

The trade route is also more complicated, because the Seahawks and Cheap Volleyball Jerseys For Girls Raiders have to agree to rework Lynch’s contract first. Lynch is due $9 million this year, and the Raiders aren’t going to pay that much.

Lynch had to get permission from the Seahawks to speak to the Raiders because he’s under contract. Lynch’s agents have also been given permission to hammer out a new deal so a trade can take place, according to NFL.com.

If the Raiders and Seahawks aren’t able to work out all of the details to make a trade for Lynch happen, then he can go ahead and apply for reinstatement with the NFL. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Lynch Nike Elite Cheap Jerseys has already begun that process.

Upon reinstatement, Lynch would be back on the Seahawks’ roster, with his contract picking up where it left off.

The Seahawks would hold the right to get any signing bonus money back from Lynch, which is $5 million for the 2016 and 2017 seasons — if they were to release him.

As SB Nation’s Seahawks blog Field Gulls noted, the easiest route would be that the Seahawks release him and ask for the return on the bonus money. Then Lynch would be free to sign a new deal with the Raiders.