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[*] posted on 28-6-2017 at 02:36
Sheldon Richardson to Raiders called a potentially perfect trade


The Oakland Raiders depth chart doesn't have many areas that need upgrades. One could certainly be at inside linebacker, while another possible upgrade could be someone to bolster the pass rush even more. Obviously, adding another rusher and someone who can get pressure on the quarterback to ease pressure off Khalil Mack wouldn't hurt.

the Raiders and New York Jets DL Sheldon Richardson were called a perfect pairing.,That's exactly why when Bleacher Report's Sean Tomlinson broke down seven realistic trades that could fill the NFL's biggest contenders' holes

the New York Jets ship out someone who could help them win at least one game in 2017.,It feels like every other day

The two most recent deck chairs to be heaved off their sinking vessel belonged to wide receiver Eric Decker and linebacker David Harris. The Jets are playing for April 2018 and not any postseason game happening in January 2018. Or really, any game happening in 2017,Obi Melifonwu Jersey, for that matter.

That's why one eyebrow raises at Sheldon Richardson's continued presence on their roster.

The burly defensive end has been the subject of trade chatter for some time,Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey, mostly because of the aforementioned roster gutting,Authentic Marshawn Lynch Jersey, but Richardson's off-field issues are also pushing him out the door. In late April,Authentic Brian Dawkins Jersey, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News cited a source who said there's a 50-50 chance New York deals Richardson sometime over the summer.

Richardson was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2013,Authentic Nelson Agholor Jersey, a season when he recorded 3.5 sacks and 78 tackles. He followed that up in 2014 with eight sacks and 67 tackles, earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. But across 2015 and 2016, he sat out five games because of suspensions—four games because of a substance abuse policy violation and one game for charges connected to a high-speed police chase.

and he's entering a walk year anyway. That's why a contending team should trade for him. That team should be the Oakland Raiders.,Patience has worn thin with Richardson in New York

which is staggering for a team with defensive end Khalil Mack on its roster. Mack did his part while accounting for 11 of those sacks. But the Raiders need sustained pressure from more sources to help a growing and young secondary.,The Raiders totaled a league-low 25 sacks in 2016

which will make the Jets want a high draft pick in return. He's also owed $8.1 million in 2017.,Richardson won't come cheap in more ways than one. He has quality play on his not-so-distant career resume

But as a contending team, the Raiders can afford to pay the trade cost,Authentic Eddie Vanderdoes Jersey,Authentic David Sharpe Jersey, and they have $31.5 million in cap room.

Trade Cost: Early pick

the $31.5 million in cap room has changed to just over $17.86 million after Derek Carr's new contract extension. Even still,David Sharpe Jersey,For what it's worth,Marshawn Lynch Jersey, the trade would make some level of sense,Brian Dawkins Jersey, but I'm not sure that the Raiders would agree to give up an early-round draft pick for Richardson. The defensive lineman has 241 combined tackles in four seasons, with 18 sacks and five forced fumbles, so the numbers are certainly strong.
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