Multiple players, speaking to The Athletic under condition of anonymity, expressed frustration that they didn’t hear about Monday’s trade of Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys from Gruden, instead learning about the deal from media reports.
The Raiders, who received a first-round draft pick from the Cowboys, dealt away Cooper less than two months after trading star pass-rusher Khalil Mack to the Bears in a deal that sent two first-round picks back to Oakland.
Gruden is expected to address the team Wednesday before the Raiders (1-5) resume practice. If Gruden signed a ten year contract, it’s very possible he’ll be the only one left from this current roster.
Gruden’s deal is worth 10 million a year, so I don’t see the Raiders letting him go until his contract is finished.
He’s going to do whatever the hell he wants.