That's two more former first-rounders on the trading block for the Raiders. While the Mack trade looks bad, at the very least they made the trade because they didn't want to pay him. The Raiders weren't going to get any production out of Mack if he kept holding out. Obviously, they should have paid him, but that's a different conversation altogether.
For Cooper and Joseph, they'd be trading players that are still under contract. Both players have another year on their rookie deals and Joseph even has a fifth-year option available in 2020.
Gruden asked about report Raiders are shopping Amari Cooper: “I don’t know. No, I haven’t heard that. I’m not. I’m not. I just hope he’s OK.”— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 14, 2018
Cooper is coming off a down year in 2017, where he only had 48 receptions for 680 yards and seven touchdowns. Through six games, he sits at 22 receptions for 280 yards and one touchdown putting
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