Last week ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Raiders would be buyers ahead of the October 29th trade deadline. This week they were sellers when they shipped cornerback Gareon Conley off to the Houston Texans.
Most notably, the Raiders have needs at edge rusher and linebacker, but according to The Athletic’s Connor Hughes and Vic Tafur, they have their eye on New York Jets wide receiver, Robby Anderson.
The news came out yesterday that the Jets were shopping the receiver, and it appears teams are not wasting time getting in on the sweepstakes.
Anderson 26, is coming off of two productive seasons, totaling 113 catches for 1,693 yards and 13 touchdowns. Anderson is one of the better deep threats in the league and can take the top of a defense. This season Anderson’s numbers are down a bit with only 17 catches for 266 yards and one touchdown. He does boast an impressive 15.6 yards per reception.
With several teams in on Anderson, it’s possible a bidding war could take place for his services. Luckily for the Raiders, they have three picks in the third round at their disposal.
Keep an eye on the development of this report as we inch closer to the trade deadline on Tuesday.