NFL Trade Rumors: Raiders Showing Interest In Jets Wide Receiver Robby Anderson
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With the NFL trade deadline just around the corner, one of the teams to watch out for is the Oakland Raiders as general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden have shown that they are not afraid to make moves.

The Raiders have already made one big trade, sending former first-round pick Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans in exchange for a third-round pick.

At 3-3, the Raiders are very much in the playoff mix, so despite trading away Conley, they are still expected to be buyers ahead of the deadline to give themselves a chance to compete.

It is no secret that the Raiders wide receiving corps could use some help after Antonio Brown was surprisingly released right before the start of the season and Tyrell Williams has missed time due to injury.

The team has already acquired a pair of receivers in Trevor Davis and Zay Jones, but it appears they may not be done yet. According to Connor Hughes and Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Oakland is showing interest in New York Jets wideout Robby Anderson:

Anderson is a talented receiver that hasn’t had much success with the Jets largely due to poor quarterback play. In six games this season, he has 17 receptions for 266 yards and a touchdown.

The 26-year-old’s best season came in 2017 when he hauled in 63 receptions for 941 yards and seven touchdowns, showing he is capable of being a top receiver in this league.

One thing the Raiders’ offense has really lacked the last few years is a true vertical threat, and that is what Anderson would provide them. One other option if they do not trade for him is Josh Gordon, who is expected to be released by the New England Patriots after being placed on IR.