The Las Vegas Raiders discovered a singular technique to deal with their cornerback concern.
After the highest cornerbacks out there in free company signed elsewhere, the Raiders bought inventive and signed four-time Professional Bowl pass-rusher Chandler Jones to a contract price about $17 million per yr, according to NFL Network. Including Jones then allowed the Raiders to make a corresponding deal to commerce pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the Colts for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin.
Ngakoue, 26, signed a two-year, $26 million contract in free company final season and had 10 sacks in his solely season with the Raiders. He’s due a $5 million roster bonus on Friday that now turns into the accountability of the Colts, who nonetheless have probably the most salary-cap house ($44.4 million) of any staff within the NFL after the primary two-plus days of free company.
Jones, 32, is coming off a ten 1/2-sack season, his seventh time reaching double figures in his 10-year profession. Cross-rushers are in excessive demand throughout the AFC West, the place the Raiders must deal with quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs), Russell Wilson (Broncos) and Justin Herbert (Chiefs).
Ya-Sin, 25, is a former second-round decide who has two profession interceptions in 41 video games over 29 begins.
There’s a college of thought that the Raiders and Giants are engaged in a sport of hen over cornerback James Bradberry. If the Raiders count on Bradberry to be launched by the salary-cap-strapped Giants – no positive factor – then why commerce for him?
Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham held the identical place with the Giants the final two seasons, together with Bradberry’s Professional Bowl breakthrough in 2020.
J.C. Jackson (Chargers) and Carlton Davis (Buccaneers) signed on the primary day of free company’s authorized tampering interval. Former NFL Defensive Participant of the 12 months Stephon Gilmore stays unsigned.