Raiders News: Las Vegas ‘in the mix’ for Allen Robinson
The NFL’s legal tampering period in free agency is set to begin in a few hours, so rumors about the Las Vegas Raiders and the league’s other 31 teams are already growing. It’s no secret that the Raiders need a wide receiver this offseason, and with Davante Adams earning the franchise tag last week, ex-Chicago Bears wide Allen Robinson is one of the biggest names in the market.
Robinson has 495 career catches for 6,409 yards and 40 touchdowns over his eight-year career, and it came as he struggled with injuries and less than stellar quarterback play. He was limited to 10 games as a rookie with a stress fracture in his foot, played a quarterback in 2017 before torn an ACL and a hamstring injury limited him to 12 games last season. As for the callers he’s had to work with, it’s a combination of Blake Bortles, Mitch Trubisky, and several other disappointing names.
Thing is, Robinson’s numbers at this point are even more impressive given the context of his career, so it’s completely understandable that the Raiders are interested in him, and NFL Network Ian Rapoport confirmed it on Sunday.
“…When it comes to the Raiders, Robinson could potentially be the last piece to turn Las Vegas’ receiving body into a great body as it currently features tight ends. Darren Waller and standout slot receiver Renfrow Hunter. It would also give Robinson the chance to play with Derek Carrwho would be by far the best and most statistically accomplished QB of Robinson’s career.
Carr would no doubt welcome a talent like Robinson on the outside, especially since it looks like the door is closed to reunite with his college teammate, but it looks like the Raiders will have some competition for the eight-year-old vet.
For what it’s worth, New York has the most efficient cap space of the teams listed above at around $35.4 million per OverTheCap.com, while Las Vegas is second at around $26.7 million, Detriot is third at around $14.2 million, and Cleveland is in the hole at around $7.9 million. Also, the Browns just traded for former Raider Amari Cooper, so they could be a long shot for Robinson.
Pro Football Focus is pricing a 3-year, $48 million deal for the former Bear, so it looks like Silver and Black will have a shot at landing one of the best wide receivers in the open market. We’ll still have to wait and see how it all pans out.