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Oakland Raiders fans who went to bed last night dreaming of an early Josh Gordon Christmas should temper the expectations. The Cleveland Browns have decided to set the market to hold onto their star wide receiver according to league sources.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) is reporting that the Browns, along with the New York Giants with their WR Hakeem Nicks, would need a enticing package to part with their players that have been reportedly on the market leading up to today’s deadline.
Browns would need a monster offer to trade WR Josh Gordon. Same with Giants & Hakeem Nicks as they’ve resisted answering calls at this point
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2013
That high price should scare 99% of the NFL’s GM’s away as interest in both Nicks and Gordon was light in the first place. It is very unlikely that we will see a monster offer of picks/players to draw in a wide receiver so late in the season so don’t hold your breath if you were expecting a major deal involving one of these two players coming onto your teams.
As for the Raiders don’t expect too much movement from Reggie McKenzie as the 4:00 p.m. deadline nears. No word has been given on Darren McFadden and the Raiders plans on shopping/no shopping him, but with the Raiders at 3-4 with a weak schedule it is also very unlikely to see Reggie do anything but add at this year’s deadline if he wants to keep his job security in tact.
With Martez Wilson and Miles Burris about to come into the fold on defense and the offensive line getting healthier, Oakland will be adding some very talented players in the second half of the season regardless, which explains why we won’t be seeing much rumors involving the Silver and Black today.