Report: Raiders Looking To Trade Joseph, Johnson

According to a CBS Sports report, the Raiders (or more specifically, Jon Gruden) are looking to dump a few more familiar names before the upcoming trade deadline.

“Gruden has been displeased with the talent he inherited from Reggie McKenzie’s recent drafts,” league insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday morning. “He began systematically replacing many such players over the summer and is currently shopping safety Karl Joseph, Oakland’s top choice in the 2016 draft, sources said. Joseph has struggled with injuries throughout his brief career and quickly fell out of favor with the new staff.

Joseph has been given almost no opportunity to play in the regular season and missed the past two weeks dealing with a hamstring injury. Yet somehow Reggie Nelson will play this weekend on a leash that extends all the way to another continent.

Furthermore, Gruden talked up Derrick Johnson when he signed the former Chief, but La Canfora says the Raiders are also interested in dealing their soon-to-be 36 year-old linebacker. Considering Johnson wasn’t signed for the first two months of free agency, it would be a surprise if anyone was interested interested in giving up anything now to acquire him.

Should the Raiders happen to lose to Seattle in London, it sounds like Gruden might be thinking about having a fire sale on his flight back to the States.

Good times.

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2 thoughts on “Report: Raiders Looking To Trade Joseph, Johnson

  1. If there is a fire sale on the trip back, anyone, or anything (draft choices), worth acquiring halfway through the season.

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