Talks between Raiders, Darren Waller are progressing, with goal of getting deal done by Sunday

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Like the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Raiders and tight end Darren Waller are playing beat the clock for a new deal before the regular-season opener. Unlike the Ravens and Jackson, the Raiders and Waller could get a deal done.

Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, talks between the Raiders and Waller are progressing. The goal remains to get a deal done by Sunday, when the Raiders open the season against the Chargers in L.A.

Waller has made it clear he’ll be playing, with or without a new deal. He has $6.75 million in base salary and per-game roster bonuses under his current contract for 2022. He has the same compensation package in 2023.

Some have questioned whether the Raiders would conclude a deal with Waller following a recent change in agents. The argument would be that the team wants to avoid the perception that firing their current agent and hiring a new one is the key to getting a new deal.

That doesn’t seem to be affecting the current situation. Momentum is building toward getting the new contract that he deserves — especially in light of the fact that the new regime realizes what a weapon he can, and possibly will, be in the Josh McDaniels offense.

10 responses to “Talks between Raiders, Darren Waller are progressing, with goal of getting deal done by Sunday

  1. If any player deserves a new deal it’s Waller, but it’s Nottinghamshire good business to be tearing up contracts with 2 years or more left on them .

  2. Easy answer is to stop signing long-term deals, so that he doesn’t “deserve” a new one with years left on the existing one. Go the Revis route and bet on yourself.

  3. This is team is such an embarrassment. Worst run team in the league, the entire front office should be fired.

  4. He is a young thirty for a TE which usually has more longevity then other positions. He is critical to this offense to pair with Adams and Renfrow and Carr for next few years…

  5. barber1094 says:
    September 8, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Waller, Adams, and Renfro are the best receiving trio in the nfl…PERIOD!!!

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    I remember when Bears fans said Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall is the best WR core in the league….PERIOD!!!

    They had a below average QB and no OL, just like the current Raiders.

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