The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a trade with the New York Giants.
Darren Waller is the latest player to earn the title of “Former Raider”. Las Vegas has agreed to send the tight end to the New York Giants for a third-round pick (100th overall). It is a compensatory pick that New York received in the trade that sent Kadarius Toney to Kansas City.
This trade provides the Raiders some cap relief as they save over $11 million while only absorbing a small amount of dead money ($660,000). Waller signed a three-year $51 million extension with the Raiders prior to last season with an opt out after 2023.
Finding ways to save money is very important for the Raiders as they are not the most financially stable team. Cash flow issues and overall lack of cash on hand can be directly attributed to some of the decisions made by the franchise in recent years.
Darren Waller caught on with the Raiders after two relatively uninspiring seasons in Baltimore. After it looked like history was about to repeat itself, Waller burst on the scene with a 90 catch 1,145 yard, four touchdown season. Waller would add 162 receptions, 1,1861 yards, and 11 touchdowns over the next 27 games. Landing in New York after an injury shortened seasons should provide the 31-year old a fresh start to regain his former form.