Jets trading for Raiders G Kelechi Osemele

Ruben Hill
March 11, 2019

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, New York will acquire Kelechi Osemele from the Oakland Raiders. NY will also get Oakland's sixth-round pick via the Chicago Bears.

The Raiders will also include a sixth-round pick in the trade to the Jets in exchange for a fifth-round pick, according to the Oakland Tribune's Jerry McDonald. The Raiders free up $10.2 million in salary-cap space, with no dead money attached to the two-time Pro Bowler. Last year's backup interior lineman, Jon Feliciano, is well respected throughout the National Football League and will hit unrestricted free agency without a new deal from the Raiders. While this move won't preclude the Jets from making another high-profile splash in free agency, it at least gives the Jets some assurance that they would not have previously had going into the free agent period.

New York, which entered the offseason with question marks on its offensive line at center and left guard, is re-signing Jonotthan Harrison, who started the final seven games at center when Spencer Long struggled with injuries and consistency.

Osemele was dominant in 2016 as one of the key players who led the Raiders to their first playoff appearance in 14 years.

Meanwhile, the Raiders continue to remake their roster under head coach Jon Gruden.

The 29-year-old Houston, Texas native was selected to the Pro Bowl in his first two seasons in Oakland.

Brown will receive a new three-year deal worth up to $54.125 million, with $30.125 million guaranteed, the source said.

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