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I like the Arizona trade the best. Star Lotulelei is likely still on the board at 7 and we could fill another important hole in the 2nd round at #38 with a FS or DE.
After that, Miami's two 2nd round picks look attractive.
Not too keen on the Buffalo scenario, doubt that Geno will be in play anyway at #3.
What about Tampa? What if they just get tired of waiting for the Jets to deal Revis and decide instead to trade for Dee Milliner? What would be the likely set of picks in that package? #13 and #43 and something else?
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Exploring the Raiders' draft trade options
@nilbymouth I think there was some guaranteed money ($2 million) still left on Flynn's original deal with Seattle and the Raiders inherited it. Regardless, as Asher Mathews clarified, he is a vested veteran and about as much of a 'lock' to make the week one roster as anyone. But still doesn't answer why he got a raise in real money for the 2013 season of almost a million dollars. Couldn't Reggie Mac have better used that spare change to go after free agents on the market today? And supposing that Terrelle Pryor takes a huge leap in preseason and wins the starting job outright, aren't we left with an overpriced backup like Seattle was last year? I could think of a number of better uses for our dead money cap strapped budget than an expensive clipboard holder.
8 months ago on What the Palmer and Flynn trades mean for the Raiders cap
Was there any money guaranteed in Flynn's contract in 2014 though? If not, the explanation as to why Reggie Mac took the rare move of frontloading Flynn's contract has no reasonable explanation. What did it gain the Raiders salary cap wise in 2014. Is there a before and after spreadsheet type analysis that illustrates Reggie's move? How does this help the 2014 cap?
8 months, 1 week ago on What the Palmer and Flynn trades mean for the Raiders cap