HENDERSON Nev. — The Las Vegas RaidersAre trading wide receiver Bryan EdwardsTo the 2023 draft, a seventh-rounder will be selected. Atlanta FalconsA source revealed to ESPN's Adam Schefter that they were considering a fifth-round pick next year.
Edwards, 23, has 45 receptions for 764 yards and four touchdowns over his career (15 starts) since being drafted by the Raiders as the third rounder of the 2020 draft.
The trade was first reported in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Under the new direction of Dave Ziegler, general manager, and Josh McDaniels as coaches, Las Vegas saw Edwards as an expendable player after they acquired two-time All Pro wideout. Davante AdamsJoin Pro Bowler in March Hunter Renfrow. The team also signed Mack Hollins, Demarcus RobinsonAnd Keelan ColeIn free agency as part the overhaul of WR Room.
A source revealed to ESPN's Field Yates that Cole signed a one-year deal worth $1.2675 Million with Las Vegas. The signing bonus included a $150,000 signing incentive.
Edwards has been traded to the Raiders. The Raiders now only have two of their seven draft picks for 2020 on the roster: an offensive lineman John SimpsonFourth-round pick, who was a cornerback and left guard for all 17 games last year; Amik RobertsonSimpson, who was selected 30 times after Simpson, has now started two of his 18 career matches.
First-rounders Henry Ruggs IIIAnd Damon Arnette were both cut. Lynn Bowden, who was moved to the one spot following Edwards, was then traded before she could play in a regular-season game. Tanner MuseBowden drafted 19 draft picks for Bowden. He spent his rookie season in Injured Reserve, and was then released before he played a single game.
After being drafted, the Falcons needed to increase their receiving depth. Drake LondonWith the No. 8 pick last month. Edwards could end-up being No. 2 on the depth chart. Auden TateAnd Olamide ZaccheausThey are among the best receivers around.
Atlanta traded in the past two years Julio JonesTennessee had Calvin RidleyFor gambling, suspended indefinitely and then lost Russell GageTampa Bay, Florida: Free agency
The Falcons have the NFL's tallest pass catchers. Tight end Kyle PittsLondon is 6'6″, while London is 6'5, running back Cordarrelle PattersonEdwards is 6-3, Tate is 6-2, and Edwards 6-5.
This report was contributed by Michael Rothstein, ESPN.