Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek for a 6th Round Pick.
This suggestion comes via Connor Orr of NFL.com. Per Orr:
"“Raiders offensive coordinator and former Eagles assistant Bill Musgrave also knows Celek and could get some usage out of the tight end beyond the standard bootleg pass every now and then. Clive Walford only has 16 catches for the Raiders to this point in the season, and opening up the field for Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree should be priority No. 1.”"
Musgrave was the QB Coach in Philadelphia for the 2014 season, so there is some familiarity here. And with Lee Smith out for the season, Clive Walford not producing and Mychal Rivera not being any better, there is also a need at the position.
Celek has averaged 41 catches for 523 yards 3 TD’s over the first nine seasons of his career in Philadelphia. Now in his 10th season, Celek has seen minimal playing time behind Zach Ertz. Hence why he could be a trade target.
Celek will be 32 in January and is under contract through 2018. So at least he wouldn’t be a one-year rental. But given his career production, especially that in recent seasons, we know what type of player Celek is.
So while a boost in production at the tight end position would be welcomed, Celek isn’t the answer. There is a slim chance he’d produce anything more than Walford does now, and giving up a sixth-round pick — where Cory James was drafted — for a tight end going on 32 is not a wise investment.