Raiders' Darren Waller Says He's Remaining With Las Vegas Despite Trade Rumors

Doric SamApril 28, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 09: Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before plainy against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
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Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller has been the subject of trade rumors, but he doesn't think he's going anywhere.

Waller told CBS Sports Radio's Zach Gelb on Wednesday that the Raiders said he will stay put despite reports linking him to the Green Bay Packers.

"They said that's not a thing that's happening and there's no trade that's going to happen," Waller said.

On Monday, ESPN NFL draft analyst Matt Miller reported Waller had been shopped by Las Vegas because of his "age and expected cost." Miller was responding to a report by Cheesehead TV's Aaron Nagler that the Packers and Raiders discussed a trade for the star.

Entering his fifth season with the Raiders, Waller has two years remaining on his contract after signing a four-year extension in October 2019. The 29-year-old is set to make a base salary of $6.3 million in each of the next two seasons, per Spotrac.

Waller is coming off a down year in which he missed six games. He finished with 55 catches for 665 yards and two touchdowns. Waller had eclipsed 1,100 receiving yards in each of the previous two seasons, earning his first trip to the Pro Bowl in 2020.

The Raiders bolstered their passing attack this offseason by acquiring All-Pro receiver Davante Adams from the Packers and signing him to a five-year, $140 million extension. Waller remains a favorite weapon of Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr, who tweeted "no chance" in response to the report that the tight end could be traded.