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Report: Raiders 'not looking' to trade RB Josh Jacobs

Raiders Wire logo Raiders Wire 8/7/2022 Luke Straub
CANTON, OHIO - AUGUST 04: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after severe weather delays the start of the 2022 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 04, 2022 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images) © File photo CANTON, OHIO - AUGUST 04: Josh Jacobs #28 of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after severe weather delays the start of the 2022 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 04, 2022 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

When Raiders running back Josh Jacobs started in the Hall of Fame Game, it left some to wonder about Jacobs’ status on Las Vegas’ roster.

Could the Raiders actually have been shopping Jacobs on the trade market? He played more snaps against the Jaguars than he had in his entire preseason career, suggesting Las Vegas didn’t value him as highly as the previous regime.

The answer to that question appears to be no, Jacobs won’t be traded. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are “not looking” to deal Jacobs away.

This report makes a lot of sense. While it was an odd sight to see Jacobs play so much in the Hall of Fame Game, coach Josh McDaniels simply has a different philosophy in the preseason, playing more of his roster than Jon Gruden’s regime did.

Jacobs’ contract also added to some speculation about his standing with McDaniels, as the Raiders didn’t pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

But Jacobs is healthy, talented, and affordable, and it seems like a natural decision to keep him on board. Unless the Raiders are blown away by a potential trade offer for Jacobs, look for him to be a major part of a versatile running back room in Las Vegas.

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