Jon Gruden: 'I Don't See Us Trading' Derek Carr

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A number of Oakland Raiders players are unhappy with the way coach Jon Gruden handled this week's blockbuster trade of star receiver Amari Cooper, according to a report by The Athletic.

But not in the locker room of the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders hoped the experienced players would push the rest of the roster and they would be able to compete sooner than later, but whatever the new coaching staff and front office saw over the course of the offseason led them to the decision to blow the roster up, starting with the best player the Raiders have had since Gruden's last stint with the team, Khalil Mack. "But the Cooper one was like a knockout punch, especially because we had just walked back in the door from the bye".

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"We didn't want to believe it was coming, and Coach said we weren't going to trade him", the veteran said. "I didn't see us making a trade the other day". "I am a leader on this team and I am under contract next year, but more importantly I care about all my teammates". "Certainly, I don't see us trading our quarterback".

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr reiterated his desire to win with his current club Tuesday, after shooting down reports he's lost his teammates. And nobody is happy that we traded Amari. You never ever want to trade elite, homegrown talent.

In an article penned by The Athletic's Vic Tafur, several unnamed sources question Gruden's handling of dissemination of information to the team in the wake of the trades. The Athletic's John Middlekauff was reporting that Gruden was listening to offers on Mack long before anyone was interested in listening and he seems to be saying the same is happening with Carr. And having five first-rounders in the next two years is pretty good.

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One player who spoke to The Athletic without anonymity was tight end Lee Smith, who confirmed he has worries about the locker room and voiced frustration with the idea of a rebuild.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie on Monday said Cooper's trade was to help his team through a "great opportunity" despite the notion that they may be throwing games to help their drafting position in 2019.

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