Raiders Players Call Jon Gruden's Trade of Amari Cooper a "Knockout Punch"

Raiders Players Call Jon Gruden's Trade of Amari Cooper a

Not referring to Carr by his name might be the first clue to a bit of indifference, and Gruden may essentially be saying to other teams, "make your best offer, and I just might take it".

The Raiders, who received a first-round draft pick from the Cowboys, dealt away Cooper less than two months after trading star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears in a deal that sent two first-round picks back to Oakland.

Veteran players who spoke with Tafur indicated they don't believe Gruden when he says he is not tanking in 2018.

"You have to wonder if we haven't been playing for draft picks all along, " another player said.

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"The Mack trade was a real stiff jab", Another Raider told Tafur. "Despite everything the coaches told us at training camp".

Gruden can say all he wants about not anticipating making any more trades, or that Carr won't be traded.

Head coach Jon Gruden said on Monday that the Raiders aren't trading anyone else, but if the reports about Carr losing the locker room are true, it's hard to imagine he won't be gone soon.

That player's fears are not unfounded as Oakland (1-5) will likely make some more deals before the National Football League trade deadline on Tuesday.

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"Attacking his character, attacking him as a leader on this football team is a joke", Lee stated sternly. Smith added that this could be a learning opportunity for the players. Guys don't work their ass off year-round because they are anxious about the team being good in two or three years, they work hard to win. Now.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie on Monday said Cooper's trade was to help his team through a "great opportunity" despite the notion that they may be throwing games to help their drafting position in 2019.

"Nobody was happy when we traded Khalil". You never ever want to trade elite, homegrown talent. And having five first-rounders in the next two years is pretty good. "If guys have a problem with this trade, they can go sit in his office and tell him".

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