It's a question I've been mulling over in my mind since Mack10 Mckenzie took over. The team has needs in many areas. Cap space is needed. And there's a few loose ends to tie up in terms of roster waste. I'm still hoping a high quality starting RT can be found. But I'm thinking there's some guys on this team who will be gone before week 1 via trade. I don't yet know who, but I've got my suspicions.
- Once I saw some of the eye-popping stats Marquette King
had, I got a sick feeling in my stomach that Shane was a goner. You don't sign a punter to a 3 year deal unless you plan on him sticking around. And if he is comparable to Shane, good bye Lechler. If he is traded, I hope it's sooner than later. If we're lucky we might get a 4-7th rounder for him plus a camp body.
-WTF? You would say? Our best RB in ages, and we trade him? But he's a big money contract, has yet to play a full season, and is honestly the biggest piece we have that would make sense to trade, given that either Benson or Grant are probably on their way here. I would approve this trade, just because RB is something we can afford to lose.
Darrius Heyward-Bey- Of all the trade possibilities, this is one of 2 that would irritate me the most. A pure Al Davis pick, taken for speed. His first two years were the most aggravating of any Raider currently on the roster. Yet he has become more like the guy we thought he was supposed to be. His ego seems nonexistant. He's become one of the hardest working guys on the team. I consider him to be a true silver-and-black-blooded Raider. And he has a big money contract. If traded it would be solely for financial reasons, and that would not IMO be justifiable.
Tommy Kelly-Wait, what? Yeah, he's on the block. His contract, when it was announced, was ridiculed everywhere in the league. And that would include this site. TK was fat and bloated and didn't seem to care. Last year he finally lived up to it, but given how we are loaded for bear at the 3 spot, he's obviously an expendable asset. And I'm sure there's some people here who wouldn't mind this at all.
Richard Seymour-If Mack10 made this trade, his head would be on a pike on the visitors' sideline in the Black Hole. The only (yes, ONLY) leader on this team. Hell I'd gladly bust out the overhead projector for Mckenzie if he even thought about this. Seymour is in the last year of his deal, is up there in age, and like TK, plays a position we have ridiculous depth at. While I see this as dead on arrival (in case you couldn't tell) it is a possibility that will be considered.
I'm sure there's other possible names on the roster. Post your suggestions below.