The Raiders want to trade Seth Roberts for a draft pick, sources tell Vic Tafur of The Athletic (on Twitter). Roberts inked a three-year, $12MM extension with the Raiders last summer, but new head coach Jon Gruden might not have a place for him on the team.
This spring, Gruden brought new blood to the wide receiver group by signing Jordy Nelson and releasing Michael Crabtree. Then, on Thursday, he swung a deal for Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The acquisition of Bryant cost the Raiders a third-round pick and they’re now looking to recoup some draft capital.
Roberts, 27, set new career highs in 2017 with 43 catches for 455 yards and caught 66.2% of the balls thrown his way. Right now, Roberts is no higher than fourth on the team’s WR depth chart and the selection of another receiver on Friday night would put him squarely on the bubble.
It’s not clear what the Raiders can get for Roberts, but it’s likely to be less than the third-round choice they paid for Bryant.
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