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Darren Waller Clears the Air on Packers Trade Rumors

Isaiah De Los Santos
Las Vegas Raiders star Darren Waller has cleared the air on trade rumors linking him to the Green Bay Packers.
Las Vegas Raiders star Darren Waller has cleared the air on trade rumors linking him to the Green Bay Packers. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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One of the biggest pre-draft rumors this week was the Green Bay Packers targeting Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller in a potential trade. This news sent both fan bases into a frenzy as they wondered if these two teams would pull off yet another deal involving a high-profile player.

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Waller finally spoke out about the rumors on Wednesday and gave some much-needed clarity on the situation.

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Waller told CBS Sports Radio host Zach Gelb he's heard directly from the Raiders that he's staying in Las Vegas. The star TE relayed the team's promise that "there's no trade that's going to happen."

For Raiders fans, this is a huge sigh of relief. Waller's statement seems to confirm there was serious trade interest on behalf of Green Bay, but Las Vegas has no intention of engaging.

Packers fans, meanwhile, are likely left feeling disappointed once again. This offseason has presented a number of opportunities to trade for star pass-catchers, yet they've only shipped out their own All-Pro so far.

Now this team will turn its attention to Thursday's NFL Draft, which offers Green Bay two chances in the first round to land Aaron Rodgers a true No. 1 option.

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