Derek Carr gets permission to talk to Saints

Vincent Bonsignore, Las Vegas Review-Journal on

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A viable suitor has emerged as a potential landing spot in a trade for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. And now it appears Carr will have a decision to make.

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders have granted permission to the New Orleans Saints to talk to Carr. And with the Raiders previously indicating permission would only be granted to a team that made a suitable trade offer, the compensation appears to have been met.

Carr, who will meet with the Saints on Wednesday, has a no-trade clause. With the power to either approve or nix a deal, he and the Saints will have a chance to talk and create a comfort level. The Saints coach, Dennis Allen, was Carr’s first head coach during his rookie season with the Raiders. The two have remained friends over the years.


The Raiders face a Feb. 15 deadline to either waive or come to a trade agreement for Carr to avoid a $40.5 million roster guarantee.


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