Raiders: What to take from David Ziegler and Josh Mcdaniels’ talk with the media
There have been wildly inconsistent reports regarding Stephon Gilmore and the Las Vegas Raiders. Some have claimed the two sides are nearing a deal, while other sources have expressed doubt, explaining there hasn’t been much communication between the two.
We finally get an answer straight from the horse’s mouth, as McDaniels weighs in on the situation – Nothing substantial has happened with Gilmore.
This may not be what Raider Nation wanted to hear, but there is a positive. After saying this, McDaniels immediately fell back on a follow-up statement; “We look at anything at any position if we thought it would help us. It’s gotta fit on both ends”.
Gilmore certainly helps the Raiders, and seeing the familiarity between him and all his former Patriot buddies now in Las Vegas, the basic criteria of “fitting on both ends” has been met. With that being said, Ziegler has been adamant about patience and not going too far over his prices, which is where the two sides may be far off.
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If Gilmore is truly not in the cards, Las Vegas does have backup plans. McDaniels was open about Nate Hobbs’ versatility, and how he will get the chance to compete on the outside, as well. This would only make sense, considering the team signed Cre’von LeBlanc to a future reserves contract before free agency started, who has a lot of starting experience in the slot.