Raiders guard Gabe Jackson has been mentioned in trade rumors since at least March, and Oakland continues to shop him in the lead up to the draft. The Raiders’ asking price for Jackson is “not high,” tweets Michael Silver of NFL.com.
Jackson, 28, has three years left on his contract with base salaries of roughly $9.3MM in each season. Oakland wouldn’t incur any dead money by releasing him, but the club is clearly aiming to recoup some sort of draft capital instead of simply cutting Jackson.
A second-round pick in the 2014 draft, Jackson has been a full-time starter since joining the Raiders. Injuries have caught up to him in recent years, however, and he’s missed eight games over the past two seasons. Last season, Pro Football Focus graded Jackson as just the league’s 40th-best guard.
It’s unclear just how little the Raiders are willing to accept in exchange for Jackson, but given his injury history and upcoming salaries, it shouldn’t be surprising if they’re only able to get a Day 3 pick, if anything.
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