Raiders news: Safety Tyree Gillespie reportedly traded to Titans
The new Las Vegas brass hasn’t been shy about putting his stamp on the roster and retiring recent draft picks. On Tuesday, new Las Vegas Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler made another trade, apparently sending safety Tyree Gillespie to the Tennessee Titans. It was first reported by NFL reporter Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network.
Las Vegas Raiders trade Tyree Gillespie to Tennessee Titans, league source says @PFN365
—Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 16, 2022
Wilson reported that the Titans would send the Raiders a conditional late-round pick. It probably depends on whether he makes the Tennessee roster and maybe how much he plays in 2022. Either way, that’s a meager return on a player drafted last year. It was clearly about removing a player that the new brass doesn’t think is a good fit for Las Vegas. Former Raiders management drafted Gillespie in the fourth round from Missouri in 2021 and were high on him
But that doesn’t matter anymore in Las Vegas. In May, the Raiders dealt 2020 third-round pick wide receiver Bryan Edwards to the Atlanta Falcons for a fifth-round pick in 2023.
So it was clearly a decision made by a front office that cut its losses on a player it was not invested in.