Raiders trade Mullen to Cardinals
The Cardinals are sending a 2023 conditional seventh-round pick back to the Raiders that could become a sixth-round selection if Mullen is active for 10 games, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reports.
The AFC West club took Mullen in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He started 10 games and appeared in all 16 in his rookie year. The six-foot-two, 200-pound defensive back recorded 64 tackles, 14 passes defended, and two interceptions while starting all 16 contests in 2020.
Multiple injuries limited Mullens to just five games last campaign, causing him to miss portions of offseason activities as well as training camp.
The Clemson product is entering the final year of his rookie contract and could become a free agent after the season.
Arizona bolsters a secondary that currently features Antonio Hamilton, Marco Wilson, and Byron Murphy.
Meanwhile, the Raiders have been active in shuffling their roster ahead of Tuesday's roster deadline, placing 2021 first-round pick Alex Leatherwood on waivers.