Las Vegas Raiders trade WR Bryan Edwards, 7th-rounder to Atlanta Falcons for fifth-round pick in 2023 NFL draft

HENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders have actually traded pass receiver Bryan Edwards and a conditional seventh-round choice in the 2023 draft to the Atlanta Falcons for their fifth-round choice next year, the groups revealed Friday.

Edwards, 23, has 45 catches for 764 lawns and 4 goals in 28 profession video games (15 starts) because being chosen by the Raiders in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL draft.

Las Vegas, under the instructions of brand-new basic supervisor Dave Ziegler and brand-new coach Josh McDaniels, saw Edwards as expendable after getting two-time All-Pro wideout Davante Adams in March to sign up with Pro Bowler Hunter Renfrow. The group likewise signed Mack Hollins, Demarcus Robinson and Keelan Cole in complimentary firm as part of the overhaul of the pass receiver space.

Cole on Thursday signed a one-year, $1.2675 million handle Las Vegas that consisted of a $150,000 finalizing benefit, a source informed ESPN’s Field Yates.

With the departure of Edwards, the Raiders now have simply 2 of their 7 choices from the 2020 draft still on the lineup: offending lineman John Simpson, a fourth-round choice who began all 17 video games at left guard last season, and cornerback Amik Robertson, who was taken 30 choices after Simpson and has actually begun 2 of 18 profession video games.

First-rounders Henry Ruggs III and Damon Arnette were both cut. Lynn Bowden, who was taken one area after Edwards, was traded prior to playing in a regular-season video game, and Tanner Muse, prepared 19 choices after Bowden, invested his novice season on hurt reserve and was launched prior to playing a video game.

The Falcons, on the other hand, required to contribute to their getting depth after preparing Drake London with the No. 8 choice last month. Edwards might wind up being No. 2 on the depth chart, as Auden Tate and Olamide Zaccheaus are their most knowledgeable receivers.

Atlanta, in the previous 2 years, traded Julio Jones to Tennessee, had Calvin Ridley suspended forever for betting and lost Russell Gage in complimentary firm to Tampa Bay.

The Falcons likewise have among the highest group of pass-catchers in the NFL. Tight end Kyle Pitts is 6-foot-6, London is 6-5, running back Cordarrelle Patterson is 6-2, Tate is 6-5, and Edwards is 6-3.

In matching lineup relocations, the Falcons launched cornerback Kendall Sheffield and tight end Ryan Becker

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein added to this report.

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