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Report: Raiders letting Derek Carr talk to other teams about trade

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The Raiders granted Derek Carr permission to speak with teams that already agreed to the compensation Las Vegas is seeking in a potential trade involving the quarterback, sources told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Carr said at the Pro Bowl Games skills competition Thursday that the Raiders hadn't allowed him to discuss a potential move with other clubs.

The Raiders and Carr - their starting quarterback since 2014 - decided to part ways following a disappointing 2022 season. Las Vegas benched the veteran passer for its final two games of the campaign and gave him permission to walk away from the team to avoid being a distraction.

Carr, 31, completed just 60.8% of his passes for 3,522 yards and 24 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. The Raiders, who made the playoffs in 2021, posted a 6-11 record in 2022 despite adding multiple high-profile players and hiring head coach Josh McDaniels in the offseason.

Las Vegas is expected to cut or find a trade partner for Carr before Feb. 15, the deadline for his $40.4 million in salary for the next two years to become fully guaranteed. The signal-caller said Thursday that he doesn't intend to push his contract deadline to help facilitate a deal.

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