Derek Carr, in what was likely his final appearance at the Raiders’ practice facility, made an important decision about his contract going forward.
Speaking during the Pro Bowl Games skills competition, Carr made it real clear that he will not agree to amend the date by which more than $40 million in guarantees kick in, increasing the likelihood he’ll be released by the team.
“I don’t think that would be best for me,” Carr said, via NFL.com.
Carr added that he would like to pursue trade partners but the team is not letting him do so. So he’s standing pat and “just obeying the rules” for the time being.
“That’s for [the Raiders] to talk about,” Carr said. “I’m just obeying the rules. If it gets to the date [and I get released], then I’ll be able to talk to all my friends.”
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The Athletic goes on to explain that Las Vegas, “will almost certainly trade or release Carr by that deadline, with his release being the most likely option at this point.
When Las Vegas chose to bench Carr for the final two games of the regular season, it was a pretty strong indication that his time with the organization had come to a close.
His biggest moment during the skills compettion is when he was asked by ESPN’s Ryan Clark during the broadcast whether he’d ever been as hot as he was during the precision passing competition.
“Not that hot,” he said. “It’s probably why I’m going somewhere else.”
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