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Report: Packers interested in acquiring Raiders’ Darren Waller

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Green Bay Packers already made a blockbuster deal this past off-season. Could another one be on the way?

According to CheeseheadTV’s Aaron Nagler, the Packers could be making another deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. The report suggests that the Packers are interested in acquiring Raiders’ tight end Darren Waller.

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller celebrates after making a reception against the Cincinnati Bengals
Darren Waller celebrates after making a reception against the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Darren Waller/Instagram)

In March, the Raiders acquired Davante Adams in a deal with the Packers. Green Bay received several draft picks in the deal.

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Adams then signed a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Raiders.

With Derek Carr and Adams signing extensions, the new Raiders front office may be handcuffed on signing Waller to an extension.

Nagler has been covering the team for a long-time. However, this could just be a smokescreen right before the NFL Draft.

Waller, who will be 30 in September, has two years left on his contract. However, this past season, he had an injury-plagued season.

He played in just six games. In the games that he did play in, he had 55 receptions for 665 yards and two touchdowns.

His numbers are definitely going to drop next season if he remains with the Raiders. Carr’s top two targets will be Adams and Hunter Renfrow.

Nagler also reported that Waller was previously mentioned in a potential deal for Adams. He reported that a non-tagged player could not be traded for a tagged player, which Adams was at the time.

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Waller is slated to make $6.25 million each season over the next two seasons. He is presently slated to become a free agent at 32 before the 2024 season.

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The Packers signed Sammy Watkins to a one-year deal this off-season. Yet, the team still needs to add receivers as they are receiver-needy.

The team is expected to add receivers in the draft. But if the Packers could make this potential deal, it could come at the expense of one or two draft picks. And it’ll help Aaron Rodgers when the new season begins in September.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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