Report Says Green Bay Packers Tried Going After Darren Waller
The NFL’s trade deadline came and went and one of the teams many expected to make a move, the Green Bay Packers, was quiet.
But, it wasn’t for lack of trying. And if things had gone their way, a member of the Silver & Black could have been a Green & Yellow.
The Packers checked back with the Raiders before the deadline to see if they had any interest in dealing Waller this time, but Green Bay wasn’t willing to offer enough trade compensation to Las Vegas for the Pro Bowl tight end, according to sources.
ESPN goes on to say when Davante Adams was traded to Las Vegas in the offseason, the Packers unsuccessfully tried to get Waller in return.
The Packers also attempted to boost their receiving core by reaching out to the Pittsburg Steelers for Chase Claypool. However, the Chicago Bears swooped in and landed Claypool, instead.
Darren Waller has been out with a hamstring injury since the team’s Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. While he’s practiced recently, the team still does not have a timetable for his return.