Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

What would the Raiders accept in a trade for Khalil Mack?

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Cary Erickson | 09 August, 2018, 19:34

And he may not be a member of the Raiders much longer. "Brian Gutekunst did little to extinguish any of the Khalil Mack to the Packers trade speculation when he spoke of his friendship with Raiders General Manager Reggie Mckenzie and said that he is open to conversations with other teams and that he and Reggie are ".going to kind of have conversations about everything".

What's the word on the Khalil Mack situation, now moving close to a two-week holdout and generating increasingly antsy reports across the National Football League universe? Instead, Gruden continues telling the media that the Raiders' defense wasn't good witch Mack on the field last season.

They would have to jump through some hoops to make a trade with the Raiders, but it's not impossible.

United were 'suspicious' of signing Diego Godin for one reason
The 32-year old will be the club's captain this season and wants to continue working with them with no intentions to leave. According to reports from Sky Sports , United have made contact with Atletico Madrid for the Uruguayan worldwide .

Despite all of that, Mack may be sent on his way by the Raiders.

"I think Nevada, and the state taxes, may be involved", Papa added. The reality is that it is never a fiscally responsible decision to acquire a player that will demand the salary allocation and draft capital that Mack demands. If the tension between the two sides gets worse, is it possible Mack could be playing for a different team in 2018? They should be looking for at least one selection in the top half of the round. Something in the late-20s shouldn't really move the needle for Gruden and Co. It would be nice if it were a pass rusher that could help replace some of the void Mack will create upon his departure, but that shouldn't be a deal breaker.

Maiocco also believes that DeForest Buckner - who he called the 49ers' best player - will be the key to the team's pass rush this season. "And if a team flashed a first-round pick at Oakland for the services of Mack, who wants an extension beyond the nearly $13.5 million he is scheduled to make this season under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract and the two franchise tags that could await him in 2019 and 2020, the Raiders would be silly to not at least listen".