ESPN: Raiders Had Interest in Fletcher Cox Prior to Trade Deadline

The NFL trade deadline has come and gone and, unfortunately for Raider fans, the day was dominated by the horrific news of Henry Ruggs’ early-morning car accident and subsequent DUI charge.

The Raiders were only given a matter of hours to consider any trade options at wide receiver and ultimately they didn’t make any moves. They did, however, make an effort to add a player to their defensive line.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders were in talks with the Eagles about defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, but the teams could not reach an agreement. Previously, there was a report that the Raiders had conversations with teams about potentially trading Clelin Ferrell – which obviously didn’t happen, either.

As for Ruggs’ former position on the roster, it sounds like Zay Jones will assume that role and the Raiders are very much in the mix to add DeSean Jackson, who will turn 35 next month.

Another position group where the Raiders were expected to explore trade options was along their offensive line. Injuries have hit the Raiders’ offensive line hard, but it sounds like the plan is to stay with Brandon Parker at right tackle and keep first-round pick Alex Leatherwood at guard for as long as necessary.

For what it’s worth, The Athletic reported this week that Richie Incognito is “apparently making progress” with his lower leg injury. Not necessarily a strong statement on his health, but more optimistic than others we’ve heard.

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4 thoughts on “ESPN: Raiders Had Interest in Fletcher Cox Prior to Trade Deadline

  1. DeSean Jackson not Watson. But was really hoping to either improve at Center(not a fan of Andre James) and to improve at DB. Although I love Trayvon, Hobbs and Casey Hayward felt like we needed to add depth at that position. Far as the Ruggs news, broke my spirit just a bit especially hearing the details just a sad situation that happens far too often.

  2. The injuries on the OL is the only thing that stops us from going deep into the playoffs.

  3. If the Raider organization had any sense they would activate Dillon Stoner immediately and still pursue DeShaun Jackson. They also messed up by not trying to sign Forest Lamp or Mitchell Swartz or some other offensive lineman. If they make the playoffs and they still could, they will go out in the 1st round.

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