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HomeSportsRaiders' Trayvon Mullen traded to Cardinals: Former second-round CB lands in Arizona

Raiders’ Trayvon Mullen traded to Cardinals: Former second-round CB lands in Arizona

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The Raiders weren’t content material to purge only one big-name prospect from their 2022 roster on Tuesday. After waiving 2021 first-round draft decide Alex Leatherwood, the crew has additionally traded former beginning cornerback Trayvon Mullen to the Cardinals, simply three years after spending a fortieth general decide on the Clemson product. In return, per NFL Media, Las Vegas will get a 2023 conditional seventh-round decide, which may grow to be a sixth-rounder relying on efficiency.

The commerce, which the Cardinals later announced, probably provides Arizona a brand new beginning cowl man whereas additional ridding the Raiders of a few of former normal supervisor Mike Mayock’s prime investments. Mullen, who turns 25 a day earlier than the Cardinals’ season opener, would’ve been outright launched if not for the transfer, in keeping with Ian Rapoport.

The veteran was restricted to 5 video games in 2021 attributable to a toe harm, and he opened coaching camp on the Bodily Unable to Carry out (PUP) checklist with a separate, undisclosed ailment. However he began 31 video games in three years for the Raiders, and was on tempo for doubtlessly career-high numbers earlier than happening final fall. Mullen gave the impression to be rising as a constructing block for Las Vegas in 2020, when he logged 64 tackles, two interceptions and 14 cross deflections in 16 begins.

Now getting into a contract 12 months, Mullen figures to step into Arizona as a starter reverse Byron Murphy Jr., who was drafted seven spots forward of him in 2019. The Cardinals had been missing cornerback depth behind Murphy, and 2021 fourth-rounder Marco Wilson was tentatively set to open this season as a full-time starter.

The Raiders, in the meantime, added a pair of veterans to their very own cornerback room this offseason in Rock Ya-Sin and Anthony Averett. The previous, who spent the primary three years of his profession with the Colts, is ready to begin reverse Nate Hobbs underneath new coach Josh McDaniels.

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