Report: Raiders have discussed trading Trent Brown

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The Raiders are reportedly releasing Gabe Jackson and another offensive lineman could be on the move.

Per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Las Vegas has discussed trading right tackle Trent Brown.

The Raiders made Brown the league’s highest-paid offensive lineman as a free agent back in 2019, but he’s played only 16 out of a possible 32 games. He started 11 contests in 2019 but played only five in 2020 with various injuries and a lengthy stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

When healthy, Brown has been one of the league’s best tackles, which could create a market for him.

Brown spent the first few yers of his career with San Francisco before the club dealt him to the Patriots in 2018. Brown won Super Bowl LIII with New England that year before cashing in with the Raiders in free agency.

6 responses to “Report: Raiders have discussed trading Trent Brown

  1. Great player when available, which is not often.
    He does not seem to love football. Shows up out of shape.

  2. Highest paid tackle in the league who’s on the training table all the time

  3. As bad as the defense was/is, they are flirting with disaster getting rid of 3/5 of the line. Jacobs is good, but not that good, Carr is mobile, but not that mobile.

    They better hope they get a preseason to have the new guards and possible tackle gel together. It also brings to mind that the depth of the OL will be immediately challenged. Sure, there are other teams with players that will be in the same boat with their teams as cap casualties but it’s a real roll of the dice as to the fit and performance coming in a “must make the playoffs at all costs year” in 21. Blaming failures on injuries only exposed the front office on player selection and the coaches in not getting the bench players ready enough.

    Would the Carr led offense have scored more in 20 if they had more D takeaways that have them field position, ? sure! But investing in such a need on D now as a necessity, might mean more 3 and outs too on Grudens offense,

    negating the gains made by bolstering the D with tearing apart nearly the best OL in the league.

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