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Raiders to trade former Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele to Jets

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Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock continue their wheeling and dealing, adding more cap space and getting back a fifth-round pick by trading Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele to the New York Jets.

The Raiders have no dead money from trading Osemele, but will gain $10M in cap space from this move in addition to getting back a fifth-rounder. The Raiders sent a fifth and third-rounder to the Steelers for WR Antonio Brown just yesterday, so this move gets back a little bit of draft capital.

Osemele has dealt with some injuries in the last year and his performance has declined, but when healthy he is still a force to be reckoned with and will be a challenge to replace for the Raiders through free agency or the Draft. Oakland already has questions at the tackle spot, and now they’ll have to find a new guard as well.