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Report: There's "Zero Chance" Darren Waller Is Traded

Darren Waller celebrates a touchdown.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 13: Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates with Hunter Renfrow #13 after scoring a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth quarter at Allegiant Stadium on September 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Aaron Nagler of CheeseheadTV reported that the Green Bay Packers are targeting Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller as a trade candidate. Moments ago, that potential trade was shot down.

Per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, there's "zero chance" the Raiders trade Waller.

"Got a firm ‘zero chance’ Darren Waller is traded from a source,"

Got a firm ‘zero chance’ Darren Waller is traded from a source. Teams certainly would like to acquire a top tight end on a good contract but Raiders have no plans to acquiesce.

— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 26, 2022

">Fowler announced on Twitter. "Teams certainly would like to acquire a top tight end on a good contract but Raiders have no plans to acquiesce." It makes sense that teams would want to acquire Waller. He's one of the best tight ends in football. However, the Raiders are clearly in no rush to deal him this offseason.

Waller, 29, is currently under contract through the 2023 season. His base salary for 2022 is set at $6.25 million.

Injuries prevented Waller from playing a full season in 2021, but he was productive when he was on the field. In 11 games, the Pro Bowl tight end had 55 receptions for 665 yards and two touchdowns.

If the Raiders are going to be a legit contender in the AFC, they'll need Waller to be a big-time playmaker this fall.