Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock aren’t done making deals just yet. The latest reports seem to indicate that the Raiders have struck yet another trade deal with an AFC foe.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Raiders have agreed to a trade with the New York Jets. Per the report, the Raiders will be sending two-time Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele to the Jets. The Raiders’ compensation in the trade has not been revealed.
A second-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2012 NFL Draft, Osemele has started 93 games in the past seven seasons in stints with Baltimore and Oakland. He earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro honors in 2016 and a second Pro Bowl in 2017.
Raiders have an agreement in principle to trade G Kelechi Osemele to the NY Jets, sources tell @josinaanderson and me. Trade cannot be processed until Weds, but two sides have agreement in place. Another Raiders’ trade.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019
UPDATE: The Raiders are trading Osemele and a sixth-round pick to the Jets in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
Not curious about terms anymore. The #Raiders will get a fifth-round pick for Osemele. Along with Osemele, the Jets get the Raiders sixth-round pick through Chicago. Considering they were considering releasing Osemele, a fifth better than nothing.
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 10, 2019
The trade is the second of the day to come out of the offices of Gruden and Mayock. On Sunday morning, the team reportedly completed a trade for Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl wide receiver Antonio Brown.
The Raiders are believed to have given up a third- and fifth-round draft pick to land Brown, so if the trade for Osemele is for draft picks, they will likely be recouping some of what they paid for him.
For the Jets, the move gives them an extra option at left guard after starter James Carpenter missed six games this past season.
Given that Osemele also has experience as an offensive tackle, he is a versatile option that new head coach Adam Gase might be inclined to place just about anywhere.