Khalil Mack's holdout from training camp has certainly made headlines over the last two weeks causing many to question whether Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie would realistically consider parting with his all-pro defender.
Freeman notes Mack wants a new contract, but as we've seen time and time again in the National Football League, it's unusual these front office staredowns don't end in the player's favor.
But this offseason it appears Mack is unhappy with his current contract.
Mack, a three-time Pro Bowler and one of the game's top pass rushers, is now holding out from Raiders camp while attempting to get a new deal.
Despite all of that, Mack may be sent on his way by the Raiders. From this standpoint, it is essential for the Raiders to bring back top value for Mack if they do in fact decide to trade him. "It would depend on how desperate is Oakland to trade Mack, and how desperate they are to get him out of the AFC, because in Detroit, they'd never see him, so that is a big advantage if the Lions are interested".
The Packers would seem to have the resources necessary to land an elite player like Mack.
If the Rams want, they could put together a defensive front that includes Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack for the foreseeable future, and Ndamukong Suh at least for this season. Maiocco said not only should they be, but that they should be reaching out to Oakland now to see what he'd cost. This defensive approach will disrupt the timing of opposing offenses and allow the secondary to make more plays on rushed passing attempts. Papa said. "I don't know how this is going to play out". Conversely, Oakland could use Green Bay's need for an impactful and versatile edge rusher in an attempt to lure away both of their 2019 first round draft selections.
"The Lions have the cap space ($33 million in 2019) to make a move for Mack, but they'd likely have to give up high-round picks for the 2019 and 2020 drafts as well as let defensive end Ezekiel Ansah walk in order to make it happen".