The latest report has the Raiders shopping veterans Bruce Irvin and Rashaan Melvin, basically for whatever they can get. As NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero explains it, he is available for a late round draft pick.
If Osemele is traded, it would fit with the Raiders’ rebuild. He will be 30 next season, and Oakland might be able to easily find a replacement in next year’s NFL draft, especially now that the team is armed with three first-round picks because of the Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper trades.
Instead of helping the defense get better by letting the players do what they do best, Guenther is imposing his will on the defense. Edge rusher Bruce Irvin and safety Karl Joseph are being grossly misused.
Gruden didn’t spend all those years studying football in a tricked out strip mall office to mail it in after seven games. It’s why the whole `tanking’ issue bothers him so much. Gruden does not recognize the perception that dealing players for draft picks can be legitimately perceived as giving up on the season, even if he has final say on personnel.
The Raider’s offense got the ball back with a little over 5 minutes left in the game, down a touchdown. Doug Martin’s fumble prevented Raiders fans from seeing how Carr would operate in the clutch, down in the fourth quarter. For a large chunk of the game however, the Raider’s offense was humming.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph did not shoot down trade rumors about wide receiver Demaryius Thomas during his Monday press conference. He did praise the receiver for how he’s handled the rumors, though.
Instead of dwelling on what’s gone wrong the last season-and-a-half and how to fix it, for my own sanity, I want to focus on what has changed for the better. We can see that in two areas, or two players, for the Denver Broncos. That is Phillip Lindsay and Courtland Sutton.
Watkins made up for that on Sunday when he had his best game as a member of the Chiefs. Watkins set season highs in catches (eight), yards (107) and touchdowns (two) in the Chiefs’ 30-23 win.
Chiefs fans will likely have to shelve their wish lists until the offseason, because all signs currently point to a quiet NFL trade deadline for the local club.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, 25, would be a rental for Los Angeles with his contract expiring after this season. He is only owed a little north of $5 million, as well. If you can get him for a Day 3 pick, knowing the Packers are likely not going to extend him, that would be almost a no-brainer. Clinton-Dix was PFF’s second-highest graded safety heading into yesterday’s games. According to Football Outsiders’ charting, Clinton-Dix has only missed two tackles, as well.
The Cleveland Browns fired coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday after a three-game losing streak derailed a promising start to the season.
If Carr keeps this up, the Raiders might be inclined to keep their quarterback around as they continue to rebuild. That could be lucrative. Carr is penciled in for a base salary of $19.9 million in 2019, which is the fifth-largest salary on the books for next season. If the Raiders cut their young quarterback, it’s difficult to imagine Carr getting that much money elsewhere.
Winston left the coach little choice in the matter with his turnover-filled play. The quarterback flung four interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bucs’ former No. 1 overall pick has now thrown the second most interceptions in the NFL since he entered the league with 54 (Blake Bortles sits first with 55 but has done it in eight more games). After returning from his three-game suspension to start the season, Winston has thrown an interception on 6.8 percent of his passes this year and has tossed two-plus INTs in five consecutive games dating back to last season.
Here’s a rundown of the notable trades that have been completed since the start of the season along with players who’ve been drawing interest in the trade market, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Mike Garafolo and Mike Giardi.