With the Oakland Raiders floundering at the AFC basement and the trade deadline coming up in just over two weeks, Jon Gruden and co. appear to have set a price tag on Pro Bowl WR Amari Cooper.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are seeking a first-round draft pick in exchange for their star wideout.
Over his first three NFL seasons, Cooper caught 203 passes for 2,903 yards and 18 TDs, earning two Pro Bowl selections in the process.
Cooper was targeted just once in Oakland’s 27-3 loss in England to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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The Raiders on the whole have struggled, starting 1-5 on the season, but Cooper has shown signs that he can still be an impact player at WR.
He had ten catches for 116 yards in a 20-19 loss to the Denver Broncos, and eight catches for 128 yards and a TD in a 45-42 win over the Cleveland Browns.
Rapoport speculated that a first-round pick might be too steep a price for teams to make a deal for Cooper.
As of writing, Cooper has been placed into the NFL’s concussion protocol and is considered questionable in Week 8 against the Indianapolis Colts.