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Raiders GM Explains Trade Deadline Inactivity

Isaiah De Los Santos
Las Vegas Raiders GM Dave Ziegler explained why he was inactive at the NFL trade deadline.
Las Vegas Raiders GM Dave Ziegler explained why he was inactive at the NFL trade deadline. / (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
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The NFL trade deadline presented teams an opportunity to get better ahead of a potential playoff push. One team that could've used a boost is the 2-5 Las Vegas Raiders, but they decided to stand pat on Tuesday.

Raiders GM Dave Ziegler explained why he was inactive at the deadline on Wednesday.

Ziegler's viewpoint is trading a top draft pick for a player didn't make "a lot of sense" for the team. He pointed out the buyers' market raised the cost of some potential targets, and he wasn't willing to meet the higher prices.

It's disappointing to hear Las Vegas wasn't aggressive in finding ways to improve its roster. The new regime's aggressiveness in the offseason was commendable, but those moves haven't led to results yet. This team's window for contention is right now, and balking at upgrades due to slightly higher costs doesn't make things any easier for a 2-5 team that's clearly struggling.

After sitting out the deadline, the Raiders will now need the players currently on the roster to step it up. They'll try to get back to their winning ways in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds project Las Vegas as a slight 1.5-point favorite ahead of that matchup.

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