It was the slow point of the season for the Las Vegas Raiders but fans got really excited when Ndamukong Suh said playing for the team would be “cool”. Although the team has made great strides this season, fans have always loved the idea of Suh in silver and black. Looks like he likes that idea too.
Tyler Dragon of America Today reports that there is “common interest” between both parties but that may not be true. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders have no plans to sign Suh right now.
Bonsignore writes: “The feeling is that the Raiders aren’t as interested in the idea as Suh, at least for now. “That could always change depending on how the Raiders assess the needs of their defense ahead of training camp. And money always plays a role. But for now, it seems the concerns are not mutual. “
Bonsignore has been doing this for a while and he has yet to be proven wrong. He’s not the only one reporting the Raiders’ lack of interest. CBS Sports’ Josina Anderson also said that Las Vegas is not “pursuing” the former No. 2 overall pick.
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Any Chances Suh Can Still End Up With Raid Gamers?
Bonsignore has noted that it’s possible things could change regarding possible interest in Suh. Last season, the team waited until training camp to sign Gerald McCoy, whose lineage resembles Suh. For now, it doesn’t look like Suh will be a Raider.
Las Vegas has done a lot to revamp its defense this season. While no one on the list right now is as skilled as Suh in diving, they still have some young puzzle pieces that they can develop. Adding a player like Suh could derail that growth. However, if the Raiders arrive at training camp and realize that they need more than just passive presence, the door could be reopened for Suh’s signing.
Matthew Butler could be the thief for the Raiders
One reason the Raiders might not be looking at Suh right now is because of a player they found in the fifth round of the recent NFL Draft. Matthew Butler spent five years as a defense in Tennessee and started 25 games. He’s 23 years old so he may have limited chances of success but he could be poised to make an impact in the NFL from Day One. Butler was a participant in the East-West Temple Game before being included in the manuscript. CEO Eric Galko was impressed with what he saw from the defence.
“He’s been one of the dominant defensive players all week at the Shrine game and we’ve got some that have finally been put on the payroll,” Galko told Silver and Black Pride. “He went from a late draft prospect to a solid top 5 pick… I know the Raid players who talked to him a lot and really liked what they saw.”
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