With a 3-3 record after their first six games of the 2023 season, the Las Vegas Raiders are still in the thick of a hunt to earn a spot in the playoffs this year, so it’s difficult to tell if they will be buyers or sellers before this season’s trade deadline on October 31.
If the Raiders make any trades before this year’s deadline, moving on from veteran receiver Hunter Renfrow is reportedly a possibility.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler on Friday, Las Vegas has been looking for a trade partner to take Renfrow off of their hands since last year, and he’s still available for a team to acquire before this season’s trade deadline (via Dov Kleiman on Twitter).
Fowler adds that the #Packers, #Panthers, #Colts, and #Chiefs have at least "monitored" the WR trade market recently.#Panthers WR Terrace Marshall was… https://t.co/yijfIpaf4m pic.twitter.com/F3LIoZ3Q8s
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 20, 2023
Renfrow has been active for all six of the Raiders’ games this season, however, he’s only been on the field for 36 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.
He’s also only caught six passes for 59 yards and no touchdowns on nine targets this year.
It’s puzzling that Las Vegas has even been keeping him active each week since it’s clear that they don’t want to include him in any of their offensive plans.
If the Raiders are unable to send Renfrow to another team before the upcoming trade deadline, then he will likely just remain in Las Vegas for the remainder of the season.
The Raiders would actually lose cap space if they just cut the receiver this year, which is why they have been looking to trade him.
Financially, it will be easier for Las Vegas to cut Renfrow during the 2024 offseason, so look for that to happen if they can’t trade him within the next two weeks.NEXT: Former NFL Star Appears To Be Recruiting Davante Adams