Report: Raiders “Really Like” Jets WR Robby Anderson

If he accomplishes nothing else in the months ahead, Jon Gruden intends to overhaul his wide receiver room and one of the first players he might target in free agency is one the Raiders considered trading for during the season: Jets WR Robby Anderson.

“I could see Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock offering a free agent a contract in line with what Williams is making and moving on from Williams if the free agent accepts, but keeping him if they don’t sign someone,” The Athletic’s Vic Tafur wrote on Tuesday.

“And it just so happens that there is a receiver on the market that the Raiders really like. Robby Anderson, 26, had 52 catches for 779 yards for the Jets last season. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver had his best season in 2017, with 63 catches for 941 yards and seven touchdowns. The offensive coordinator for the Jets that year was John Morton, who is currently a senior offensive assistant under Gruden.”

Right now the Raiders have Tyrell Williams under contract for three more years, but they are able to cut Williams before March 20 (when his 2020 salary fully guarantees) and accrue no 2020 dead money. Conveniently, the first day of free agency is March 18, so if the Raiders can sign a receiver (like Anderson) right away, they have time to get out of Williams’ contract without any cash or cap consequences.

For what it’s worth, Williams is owed a little more than $11 million in each of the next three years and Anderson is expected to get between $13-15 million per year in free agency.

In Las Vegas a free agent signed by the Raiders would lose much less of their money to in-state taxes compared to players that sign in most other states. We’ll see how much of a factor that becomes in March when Gruden and GM Mike Mayock start throwing that Vegas cash around.

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2 thoughts on “Report: Raiders “Really Like” Jets WR Robby Anderson

  1. So they sign Anderson and keep Williams. The problem last season was the clown who ran away from the team. Williams was very good until he got injured. Would love see him healthy and play the whole season. Adding Anderson will give the Raiders a deadly recievers core.

  2. Tyrell Williams before he got injured was the only receiver putting up numbers clearly he’s not the # 1 receiver we needed lets be clear. I think we need to draft some of these new WR’s in the draft and add to Williams and Renfrow. We need a big name receiver in free agency like AJ Green if we can lure him from the bengals .

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