Updated October 31, 2023 - 6:59 pm
The NFL trade deadline passed Tuesday without the Raiders making any deals.
By the time the 1 p.m. PT deadline arrived, it was more about who remained on the team than who was added. That included star wide receiver Davante Adams, who remains committed to the Raiders and, despite reports indicating he wanted to be moved, did not request to be traded.
Multiple people with knowledge of the situation shot down a report that surfaced Tuesday saying Adams wanted a change of scenery. One person said in a text message: “He one-million percent has not requested a trade.”
Adams is in the second year of a five-year, $140 million contract he signed in 2022. He has expressed frustration on multiple occasions about the state of the offense, but hopes to be part of the solution with the Raiders (3-5).
Adams was targeted seven times, but caught only one pass for 11 yards in Monday night’s loss at Detroit. He was often wide open, but quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo overthrew or underthrew him most of the time.
Also, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, whom the club has been trying to move all season, will remain in Las Vegas after the Raiders could not find a trade partner. They have no plans to release him outright.
Renfrow has not been clamoring for a trade, but with his role diminishing by the game, he was open to moving on. He has caught 10 passes for 92 yards this season.
The issue, according to an industry source, is the remaining portion of his $6.5 million salary for this season. As a source said: “Not many teams have $4 million or so lying around to give to a third or fourth receiver right now.”