Lions Named As Potential Landing Spot For Raiders DE Khalil Mack

Lions need to try to trade for Raiders DE Khalil Mack

Lions need to try to trade for Raiders DE Khalil Mack

Mack, whose scheduled to make $13,849,000 under his fifth-year option this season, did not report to any of the offseason activities and has yet to report to training camp.

"The Lions have the cap space ($33 million in 2019) to make a move for Mack, but they'd likely have to give up high-round picks for the 2019 and 2020 drafts as well as let defensive end Ezekiel Ansah walk in order to make it happen".

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"The odds of such a trade were zero percent a few months back, but now they are 20 to 30 percent and increasing every day, one NFC team executive said", per Freeman.

On Wednesday afternoon, Gary & Larry asked 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco if the Niners would be interested in trading for Mack, assuming the Raiders put him on the block. "And if a team flashed a first-round pick at Oakland for the services of Mack, who wants an extension beyond the nearly $13.5 million he is scheduled to make this season under the fifth-year option of his rookie contract and the two franchise tags that could await him in 2019 and 2020, the Raiders would be silly to not at least listen". The reality is that it is never a fiscally responsible decision to acquire a player that will demand the salary allocation and draft capital that Mack demands. They want to line him up inside but they're also trying to work him, see if he might find some mismatches or can bring something to that defense as an edge rusher too. He is, by all objective and subjective measures, one of the top defensive players in the league. Maiocco said not only should they be, but that they should be reaching out to Oakland now to see what he'd cost. One publication seems to think so. I believe that the timing and the circumstances of where both teams are at with their respective franchises could be conducive towards a potential trade match.

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