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Raiders getting 2021 third-round pick for Rodney Hudson in trade with Arizona Cardinals

Las Vegas gets solid return for their star center at least

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The Las Vegas Raiders will get a 2021 third-round pick from the Arizona Cardinals in a trade for center Rodney Hudson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The Raiders will now have the No. 79 and No. 80 overall picks in the third round in the April 29-May 1 draft. (They sent a seventh round pick to Arizona as part of the Hudson deal.)

After news broke on Tuesday that the Raiders were going to release Hudson, a trade market quickly developed. Hudson’s departure is shocking because he is an elite player so many teams showed interest. The Cardinals stepped up and the Raiders get a solid draft pick in return.

Now they have to find a starter with the Arizona pick and hope whoever replaces Hudson (right now the favorite is backup Andre James) plays well.

Still, the Raiders will miss Hudson ... but at least they ended up getting something for him.

Here is the salary-cap impact of the trade of Hudson to Arizona: