At a time when momentum seems to be building for the Raiders trading holdout defensive end Khalil Mack, a Raiders employee has pushed back aggressively.
Former Raiders player and current Raiders radio analyst Lincoln Kennedy said on FOX Sports Radio that a trade isn’t happening.
“There’s a lot of rumors circulating about Number 52 of the Silver and Black,” Kennedy said on FOX Sports Radio. “I’m here to tell you he’s not going to be traded. Khalil Mack will be a Raider, there’s no doubt about it.” (If there is any doubt about the accuracy or context of the quote, there shouldn’t be; Kennedy retweeted the message from the FSR account.)
Kennedy’s connection to the team makes his opinion noteworthy, since he’s surely in position to get someone from the Raiders to tell Kennedy what’s going on. But it’s impossible to reconcile Kennedy’s position with the rampant and growing reports of teams exploring the trade — and with the absence of any suggestion that the Raiders are hanging up the phone on teams that are calling about…