Raiders seeking first-round pick for Amari Cooper

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 17, 2018

No one is denying that the Silver and Black are looking at an uphill battle for the rest of 2018, but the team is rallying together in the face of adversity.

The Oakland Raiders reportedly have had trade discussions around the National Football League involving wide receiver Amari Cooper, and now we know what Jon Gruden and Co. are seeking in return from rival teams.

The Raiders have the oldest roster in the NFL. The Baton Rouge native surprised many people when he made the active roster two seasons ago, but ever since, he's been a consistent, versatile weapon.

Cooper, the Raiders 2015 top draft pick, has struggled this season with just 280 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The Raiders were able to acquire two first-round picks as part of the trade that sent defensive star Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears before the start of the regular season, but getting one of these coveted draft selections for Cooper should prove more hard.

"I haven't talked to him yet, no". But he's gotta play better. But, uh, I just hope Amari's OK.

Trading away these players will surely entail that the Raiders are giving up on this season, and will attempt to rebuild the roster closer to coach Gruden's liking. And if they can't do that, then Gruden will have failed.

"I'm very happy with the effort", Coach Gruden said.

Headed into the bye week the Raiders will carry an optimistic attitude, and try to nurse numerous injured players back to health. He didn't like cornerback Rashaan Melvin taking to Twitter to complain about his lack of playing time. I don't know who wrote that or who said that or who thinks that, but that isn't the case here. "I got a list of things I regret". I hear the hatred out there, some of the rumors that we are tanking it to get a first round pick or a higher pick. We're not getting up at four o'clock in the morning to tank it. Ain't nobody tanking it. Melvin is on his seventh team, I think. We're trying. We're working hard.

Jon Gruden has returned to the Oakland Raiders after leaving the team in 2001.

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