Aside from the Davante Adams trade, the biggest offseason move last year was the signing of then free agent Chandler Jones. The former Arizona Cardinals pass rusher signed a three-year, $51 million dollar contract but finished the season with only 4.5 sacks and 15 QB hits in 15 games.
However, if this is the only season Chandler Jones plays with the Raiders, he will always be remembered for completing one of the most miraculous plays in NFL history in his fumble return for a touchdown against the New England Patriots.
The reason the Raiders would consider trading Jones is that he is towards the end of his career at 32 years old. If they are going to rebuild, he likely won’t be playing at the same level two or three years from now.
Similar to Hunter Renfrow, if the Raiders were to trade him they wouldn’t get much relief in terms of salary cap with the cap savings only $200,000 more than the dead cap according to Spotrac. However, the goal is to add more picks to fill out the roster and if they are able to get a Day 2 draft pick for Jones, it is something they seriously need to consider.