NFL rumors: Raiders could trade Jalen Richard or DeAndre Washington


The Raiders already have been active before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline. Oakland sent cornerback Gareon Conley to Houston on Monday for a third-round draft pick, and general manager Mike Mayock likely isn't done making moves.

While the Raiders reportedly are interested in acquiring Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson, the Silver and Black also could continue to sell. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport listed Raiders running backs Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington on Sunday as players who could be on the move.

Rookie running back Josh Jacobs has been carrying the load for the Raiders going into Sunday's matchup against the Texans. Jacobs has rushed for 554 yards on 109 carries. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, 92.3 rushing yards per game and has scored four touchdowns on the ground. 

Behind him, Richard and Washington haven't given opposing defenses too much to worry about. 

Washington, the Raiders' fifth-round pick from 2016, has 29 carries for 103 yards rushing and one touchdown. Richard is averaging more yards per carry than Washington -- 4.2 compared to 3.6 -- but has carried the ball only 13 times for 54 yards. 

Richard was a significant threat in the Raiders' passing game last season, but that is far from true one year later. He hauled in 68 receptions for 607 yards in 2018. This season, he has just nine receptions for 40 yards. 

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Washington, known much more for his contributions carrying the ball than catching it, actually has more receiving yards than Richard this year. He one eight receptions for 65 yards. 

Jacobs is going nowhere, but one of his backups soon could be with a new team.

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