Lynch still interested in playing

September, 10, 2008
9/10/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

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I just got off the phone with John Lynch and he made it clear: He has not retired.

Not yet.

Lynch said he is still considering his options with no timeline for his decision.

Lynch was unemployed during last weekend's games for the first time since his NFL career started in 1993. Lynch was cut by New England on Aug. 31. He sought and received his release from Denver in late July. He was looking for a bigger role.

"It was strange but fun this last weekend," Lynch said. "I went to church with my family and I saw all the games on TV ... I think I'm at peace with this being the end as I ever have if that's the case. If it's over, it's OK. As the weeks pass, I think it will become easier if that's what happens."

Yet, Lynch, who turns 37 on Sept. 25, said he is still working out daily with the idea of playing again.

"If a great opportunity comes up in the next few weeks, I'd seriously consider it," Lynch said. "I'm still preparing to play."

There was heavy speculation that Lynch would re-sign with New England. He said if New England calls down the road he'll consider the Patriots like he would consider any "good" situation.

Lynch said he is also talking to some networks about a broadcasting career.

"Everything is open at this point," Lynch said.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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