The NFL trade deadline has come and gone and the Las Vegas Raiders decided to stand pat after their bye week.
The Raiders are currently sitting at 5-2 and surprisingly atop the AFC West standings despite all the turmoil that has happened in the past couple of weeks. Former head coach Jon Gruden’s abrupt resignation left the organization in a state of chaos, though interim head coach Rich Bisaccia has managed to keep Las Vegas together through the transition.
However, the team experienced yet another blow when reports came out that Henry Ruggs was involved in a fatal car crash. Ruggs was later charged with a DUI for the incident and ultimately released by the team late on Tuesday night.
Las Vegas will be on the lookout for another speed threat and one interesting name is there for the taking according to Vincent Bonsignore of Las Vegas Review-Journal:
One, in particular, is longtime NFL standout DeSean Jackson, who was given the green light by the Los Angeles Rams to find a new home via trade last week. A source with knowledge of the situation indicated there was “a lot of interest” from several NFL teams in Jackson at the trade deadline. But with the understanding that the Rams were going to release him if they could not work out a trade, clubs opted to wait for him to hit the waiver wire, the Raiders among them.
The Los Angeles Rams had no need for Jackson after Van Jefferson showed he could handle a larger role in Sean McVay’s offense, but the veteran speedster showed in limited snaps that he still possesses the game-breaking speed he built his name off of. Derek Carr has been one of the most aggressive and efficient down-field throwers this season, so pairing him with someone like Jackson makes far too much sense.
As of right now, no deal is imminent but Jackson is about as perfect of a fit for this Raiders offense that one can imagine. Hopefully, things work out in the Silver and Black’s favor and Jackson finds himself in Las Vegas.