Darren Waller ends any trade speculation with Raiders: 'There's no trade that's going to happen'

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Don’t rely on the Las Vegas Raiders proceeding from Darren Waller. Derek Carr was the very first gamer on the Raiders today to knock the concept that Waller would be traded and the Pro Bowl tight end likewise shot down the concept he was on the relocation. 

Waller informed CBS Sports Radio’s Zach Gelb there are no strategies to move him out of Vegas. 

“Yeah, I’ve had talks with the team and they said that’s not a thing that’s happening and there’s no trade that’s going to happen,” Waller stated. “Like I said, we’re just focusing on football.

“I’m concentrated on discovering the offending system here in Vegas, constructing relationships with the coaches and simply taking pleasure in dealing with my colleagues while I have the chance. It’s an organization, whatever takes place, takes place. I’m enjoying my time here in Vegas. I’m liking the brand-new personnel and the brand-new obstacles that remain in location. I’m concentrated on what I can manage.”

Waller does have actually 2 years left on his existing handle the Raiders, with an overall cap variety of $13,843,750. There’s no dead cash left on Waller’s offer, which would make him a prime trade prospect if the Raiders were in fact happy to move him. 

Why would the Raiders do that? Waller has actually been among the very best getting tight ends in the video game over the previous 3 years, ranking 2nd at his position with 3,006 getting backyards. He his 2nd amongst tight ends with 252 catches and connected for 5th in getting goals with 14. Waller and Travis Kelce are the only 2 tight ends with 250 catches and 3,000 getting backyards over the previous 3 years. 

Waller had 55 catches for 665 backyards and 2 goals last season, a year which he missed out on 6 video games due to injury. Even though he’s turning 30 in September, the Raiders strategy to have Waller in the fold for 2022 — and possibly beyond. 

“I love being in Las Vegas,” Waller stated. “I love playing for the Raiders.”



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